Intro to Screenprinting Workshop

Date & Time: 
Sat, 2017-04-08 09:00 to Sun, 2017-04-09 17:00

Wachiay Studio is hosting an "Intro to Screenprinting" workshop. The workshop runs from Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9 from 9am to 5pm each day. This workshop is open to anyone interested and is intended for beginners. The cost of the workshop is $300 (plus GST) for the entire weekend and includes all materials and the book, "Screenprinting Today, The Basics"

Over the course of 2 days, we can take a person with absolutely no skills in screenprinting, and have them making art, coating screens, burning stencils, setting up a multicolour job, and printing it. We break the process into 8 easy steps, and give each participant lots of hands-on opportunity to learn them.

On the first day, participants will go through a ‘cycle’ of screenprinting an image created using a variety of art tools and film types. Screens will be coated, exposed, and reclaimed. A sample run of each design helps the students see the relationships between the various elements of the screen printing process and how they all work together.

During the second half of the 2 day course, students are free to create and print their own simple designs, while practicing the steps learned earlier. With the small class size everyone gets lots of hands-on opportunity, and we make an attempt to accommodate small runs of art prints or textiles, or other materials (glass, silk, ceramics, fabric, wood and leather are just some of the materials we have imaged during our courses – let us know in advance if you have specific applications you want to cover).

We will also work with individuals to give them assistance to keep printing when they are done. We’ll show you how to make simple presses, exposing frames and washout booths to keep going at home or in your own studio. Some people bring samples, and we can dissect problems and offer solutions to a range of issues. Students who are local can also rent our studio for small batch production after they have taken the basics course and demonstrated proficiency on the equipment.

1625 McPhee Ave
V9N 3A6 Courtenay , British Columbia
49° 40' 49.4616" N, 124° 59' 53.5344" W
British Columbia CA