LP’s Step-by-Step Silkscreen weekend course is a comprehensive introduction to learning the process of silkscreen. Participants will learn in a practical way, completing each step themselves & also learning through observing others in the group, with full tutor support.
The course level is aimed at both beginners & those who are eager to refresh their existing silkscreen skills.
Silkscreen is a hugely popular print method as it’s so versatile.
It’s a print method that can encompass so much – text, photographic imagery, sketches and mark–making, plus many layers of colour. Silkscreen produces clean, punchy images with a strong graphic quality and more refined, delicate images. Details stay crisp and sharp while colour pops off the page. LP’ weekend course is ideal for those eager to get to grips with the basics of silkscreen
in order to work towards creating their own printed t’s, totes, photographs, posters, flyers & artwork.
Step-by-Step Silkscreen will cover:
- Image selection and conversion of imagery using common software
- How to transfer images to screen & exposure of screens
- Using equipment safely
- Printing: Registration of image, ink & paper selection, printing technique,
trouble shooting, creating two colour prints
- Cleaning/ maintenance of screens
All material costs are included in the course fee.
LP continues to employ clear COVID related policies for the benefit of all who engage with our studio.
This includes LP closing the studio to others during all courses, ensuring spaces are well ventilated,
& providing accessible hand washing and sanitization facilities, while ensuring that all attendees continue to remain mindful of social distancing & can choose to wear or not wear facemasks when inside the studio.
Please note that due to social distancing & space considerations, each step of the process may be repeated multiple times. This may mean that there is some very short periods of waiting at key learning points
to ensure all participants have an opportunity to absorb the necessary information.
Derek O’ Sullivan is an artist, printmaker, technician and tutor.
He has taught with LP for many years and is an expert on all things silkscreen related.
Call or email Limerick Printmakers to book this or any of LP’ courses.
LP is happy to offer a discount to students/ seniors/ those not currently working, please note that we must request proof of same e.g. valid student card etc.
A deposit is required within one week of booking with the remaining balance to be paid on a specified date well in advance of the course dates.
Each LP course requires a minimum number of participants to run & in the case of a course being unsubscribed, LP reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course & all payments will be returned to those that have booked & paid.
Any cancellation made by a course participant less than 10 days before the course commences will not qualify for a refund.