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Serigrafian peruskurssi / Introduction to silkscreen print

Learn the processes involved in translating drawings and photographs into a silkscreen print. The course will cover everything you need to get you started using water-based inks. This workshop is perfect for anyone with an interest in screen printing.

Serigrafian peruskurssi / Introduction to silkscreen print

Time & Location

22. elok. klo 17.00 – 24. elok. klo 21.00

Helsinki, Ouluntie 3, 00550 Helsinki, Finland

About The Event

Learn the processes involved in translating drawings and photographs into a screen print. The course will cover everything you need to get you started, from preparing your artwork for print and getting your image onto a screen using photo-stencil technique, to printing and registration, using water-based inks. You can also work on your own projects and receive help with any specific printing skills that you would like to gain. This workshop is perfect for anyone with an interest in screen printing, either beginners or those who want to build upon any existing skills. All materials and equipment provided. This workshop is tailored according to the participant’s level of knowledge in printmaking. Preference will be given by order of registering. Explore this diverse medium in a friendly learning environment using Vargas Print Studio facilities.

Timetable:

Monday 22.08. (17−20h)

What is silkscreen and what can with do with it?

Some examples will be shown, and some limitations will be discussed. The focus will be on the technical process of your image before we can start printing. You will be asked to work on your own theme, after that your image will be processed and printed on transparencies.

Tuesday 23.08. (17−20h)

We will learn how to take care of the screen and apply photosensitive emulsion.

While the emulsion is drying, we will prepare and cut the positives for UV exposure.

We will expose the screen, wash the image, correct pinholes, and expose again.

Wednesday 24.08. (17−21h)

We will learn how to prepare the inks, decide colours, and prepare/cut the papers for printing.

We will print your image! We will print in turns, where one person prints and the other assists, and then the other way around. I will be present and help if needed.

After that we will sign and learn what edition means and what are the most used terminations in printmaking rules of conduct (or no rules at all).

We will then finish in learning how to clean the studio after printing and maintain the screen by washing out the image and emulsion away with special products.

Duration of the workshop: 10h

Price: 240€ p/course and p/person, including materials.

Capacity: max 2.

Address: Ouluntie 3

Registration until 15.08. to rita.vargas(a)gmail.com / phone: 0452215100 / Rita Vargas.

Payment is made to Vargas Print Studio FI2415443000117239. Message: Silkscreen printing workshop and name. We need information for billing purposes. 50% of the workshop fee is made in advance and in case of cancelling, it is not returned.

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