New Year and some new classes in the pipeline:
Firstly, I've had this idea for a class - Small Scale Screen Printing. Mostly it's difficult to find a space that's big enough for screen printing - you need a table to print on and a table to store your inky screens, another table to prepare your artwork and a fourth table for your clean fabrics and so - on. Not to mention a big sink and a drying rack. So I thought it's time I developed a screen print workshop that's compact - using tiny screens (up to A5) to explore all the same techniques that we use for bigger printing.
Actually, working small can free you up to be very experimental and to try out lots of new ideas quickly. And small printed pieces are really useful. They're ideal for making bags, cushions, book covers or any small scale patchwork projects. For non-sewers it’s an ideal way to put a small motif onto t-shirts or an exquisite pattern in the corner of a pillowslip. It’s a great way to make your own personalised labels or logos.
And, of course, because the equipment is tiny these techniques are much easier to transfer to the kitchen table studio so you can continue to use them at home.
So, this course is for beginners. The emphasis will be on the experimental and learning to use the screen as a creative tool.
Classes start on 1st March - that's a Wednesday morning and run for 5 weeks on Wednesdays from 10.45am - 1.30pm
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Another date for your diaries is 13 May: Screen Print Day, also at Cottenham Village College - this time we'll be working with A4 screens.