We run a variety of projects, courses and workshops across the north west and beyond. From tshirt printing workshops to screen printing giant fabric murals, our sessions always provide an excellent experience.
Who we have worked with.
- Primary Schools
- Secondary Schools
- Theatre Companies
- Extended Schools
- EBSD Schools
- Art Galleries
- Adult Courses
- Youth Intervention
What is Screen Printing?
Screen printing is a technique that uses a mesh and a negative stencil to print a repeatable image. A squeegee is used to press ink through the mesh to create the print on a surface.
There are two screen printing methods we can use. Either the “lo-fi” method – in which we cut shapes out of paper to use for the stencil or alternately more complex method that uses photosensitive emulsion and exposure lamps to produce the stencil.
Either way, screen printing is one of the most versatile printing methods around. It can be used to a high standard commercially and it also has an appealing DIY aesthetic – something that has been used for many years in underground scenes and subcultures to create movie posters, flyers, album sleeves and t-shirts.
What can be achieved using screen printing?
- Garment design and printing (tshirts, totes bags, hoodies)
- Fabric printing
- Collaborative fabric murals
- Fabric or paper bunting
- Collage making
- Surface Pattern
- Printing onto stock (papers, card)
- Illustration printing (participants illustrations can be set onto screens to then print)
- All of the above can work alongside a specific theme or topic
We can work on single sessions or longer term projects all of which have a finished product. We can also arrange exhibitions or showcases for projects in which the participants have the opportunity to lead.
What will participants learn?
- History of screen printing as a traditional method of print making
- Improve dexterity by taking part in a hands on activity
- Learn or improve the skill of screen printing
- Explore a variety of screen printing techniques
- Stenciling and creating designs
- Understanding composition
- Collaborative working
- Use of creative language
- Ability to discuss and crit their own and their peers work
- Curating and exhibiting art work
Our aim is to host sessions that inspire and educate. Through hands on learning and experimentation our work promotes the importance of confidence and self worth gained through creativity. Participants explore ideas, development and nurture their individuality. The sessions provide creative practical skills and knowledge to raise aspirations and achievements.
Screen printing can be used to create a diverse range of artwork and can be adapted to cover a variety of topics and themes. Sessions can be geared to all ages, abilities and group sizes. The process has a primarily hands on approach with immediate results.
Every session is tailored to suit the requirements and needs of your group. If you would like us to work alongside a curriculum or a project we can discuss what is appropriate for you, otherwise you can leave it to us to theme the sessions.
All of our facilitators are trained in various creative practices; this means we can offer a variety of options incorporated within our sessions. Are you interested in enterprise projects, fashion, textiles, photography? have an idea for a workshop but not sure how to put it into action? Then get in touch; we can make your ideas happen!
We have Public Liability Insurance and are able to carry out Risk Assessments and all of our artists and facilitators hold a full DBS check. Our sessions are held at ZArts in Hulme or Islington Mill Studios, Salford or we can arrange to deliver sessions at your venue.
For further information and prices please contact Sally Gilford on 07834 164 331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get in touch! We would love to hear from you!