Step by Step Silkscreen Weekend Course at Limerick Printmakers

Silkscreen printmaking is adaptable, visually striking, and supports high volume production – in other words, you can make great prints, and make a large edition of them if you wish!

Silkscreen is highly versatile as it can incorporate text, photographic imagery, sketches and mark – making, plus many layers of colour. The method produces really clean, punchy images with a strong graphic quality that understandably appeals to a huge range of people who enjoy visual art in its many forms – graphic design, typography, photography, printmaking and design. Details stay crisp and sharp while colour pops off the page!

This means silkscreen is ideal for creating posters, flyers, signage, text and line based imagery, and striking layered multi-colour prints of photographs. The process itself involves transferring an image to a mesh screen. The treated image blocks out the negative space so when ink is firmly pressed through the screen using a squeegee, only the desired areas are printed onto paper/fabric. All materials are included in the course fee.

LP’s 2 day intensive course will guide you through the entire process with full support from LP tutor Derek O’ Sullivan. This course includes: Image selection and preparation/colour separation using software, studio health & safety/best practice, process of transferring images to screen using photo sensitive emulsio & exposure unit, & printing: registration of image, ink & paper selection, printing technique, trouble shooting, creating multiple colour prints.

Derek O’Sullivan is an artist, printmaker, technician & tutor. He has taught with LP for many years & is an expert on all things silkscreen.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th August 2019
Times: 10am – 5pm
Fee: €165/ 15% discount available for seniors/students/those not in f/t time work
Location: Limerick Printmakers, Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
Booking: Contact LP on +353 (0) 61 311806/email

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