WORKSHOPS

One of the ways in which the Hotwalls artists are encouraged to interact with the visiting public is to give insights into the processes and techniques of each studio’s specialist skills… here at Batch-Maker Print Studio, we are excited (and a little nervous) to announce the launch of our screen-printing workshops, which we aim to make fun, educational, hands-on sessions that’ll be available at very competitive rates.

The two types of screen-print workshop are as follows :

THE BEGINNERS’ SCREEN-PRINTING COURSE

Also aimed as a refresher for the many people we have had visit who tried a bit of printing at school. In this approximately 2hr session, participants will…

  • Learn a little bit about the history of screen-printing, from it’s early eastern origins, to it’s development and application in 20th Century packaging and signage, right up to it’s resurgence in the arts and pop-culture today.
  • Get a concise but detailed explanation of how the screens are prepared (as this cannot actually be demonstrated in our quaint but bijou studio space).
  • Learn about registration (the lining up of page and screen to ensure the ink is only printed exactly where it is intended).
  • Watch the first of two screens be employed to print a blend of different colours onto a page, before having a few goes themselves.
  • Watch the registration of the second and final screen, before printing the last colour and taking home the best of their attempts (expect good results – the image directly below is an example of a nice and simple piece designed specifically for this beginner’s course).

The fee is £35* for the 2hrs instruction, the materials and the print taken home.

*plus £1 per person if reserving your slot(s) by paypal.

Please scroll further down the page for the next dates and link to apply.

mr-christo

“Mr. Christo” a Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables design of a Redstart (Phoenicurus) …this piece demonstrates a blend (from red to amber) that workshop participants will learn how to do.

THE ADVANCED PROCESS SCREEN-PRINTING COURSE

The exact logistics and cost of this workshop is still being calculated, but it will probably be held over two 2hr-3hr sessions and will predominantly be covering topics including; Halftones (dot matrices designed to give an impression of gradients) and CMYK* process inks (similar to those in domestic inkjet printers) designed to produce specific colours when overlapped and create the impression of almost all colours of the spectrum when applied with halftones.

*Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black, as illustrated in the animated image below.

Batch-Maker-700

A crude animation showing how, with 4 screens, CYMK inks and use of halftones (deliberately large and coarse in this example), the impression of a much wider spectrum of colours can be achieved.

WORKSHOP DATES

THE BEGINNER’S SCREEN-PRINTING WORKSHOP

Thursday Jan 18th // 18.00 – 20.00 // £35 incl //  fully booked

Sunday Jan 21st // 14.00 – 16.00 // £35 incl // 2 slots available

Thursday Feb 8th // 18.00 – 20.00 // £35 incl // 1 slot available

Sunday Feb 18th // 14.00 – 16.00 // £35 incl // 1 slot available

Thursday Mar 8th // 18.00 – 20.00 // £35 incl // 3 slots available

Sunday Mar 18th // 14.00 – 16.00 // £35 incl // 1 slot available

Thursday Apr 12th // 18.00 – 20.00 // £35 incl // fully booked

Sunday Apr 15th // 14.00 – 16.00 // £35 incl // 1 slot available
email Spencer stating the date you wish to apply for : PZPrints@gmail.com

Thursday May 10th // 18.00 – 20.00 // £35 incl // 4 slots available
email Spencer stating the date you wish to apply for : PZPrints@gmail.com

Sunday May 20th // 14.00 – 16.00 // £35 incl // 3 slots available
email Spencer stating the date you wish to apply for : PZPrints@gmail.com

THE ADVANCED PROCESS SCREEN-PRINTING WORKSHOP

No dates in place yet …please check back in the summer.
Do email Spencer however if you are interested and perhaps have preferred midweek evenings : PZPrints@gmail.com

We advise you wear scruffy-ish, short-sleeved clothes when learning to screen-print! Nothing loose, tasseled or flouncy, nothing you would cry over if it got ink on it!

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