Thursday, June 20, 2024

Abstract Screenprint on Paper Workshop

sat10aug11:00 amsat4:00 pmAbstract Screenprint on Paper Workshop11:00 am - 4:00 pm RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA Event Organized ByRBSA Gallery

Event Details

Abstract Screenprint on Paper Workshop with Karoline Rerrie
Create a series of bold abstract prints on paper using hand cut stencils, bright coloured inks and the technique of screen printing.
Age group and abilities to be taught

18 years and above
Suitable for all abilities

Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught

Materials and equipment suitable for screen printing on paper
Drawing shapes and creating an A4 design suitable for hand cut stencils
Using a scalpel to hand cut stencils of your design
Screen printing on paper using hand cut stencils
Using water based ink, a squeegee and a silk screen to print on paper
Registering two layers of colour
Screen printing a series of approximately six prints on paper
Cleaning and looking after screen print equipment

Course outline for Abstract Screenprint on Paper Workshop
Morning activity

Introduction including health and safety
Demonstration of how to set up to screen print and how to screen print an abstract design using hand cut stencils
Demonstration of how to clean up equipment
Outline of how to create a design and hand cut a stencil
Participants will draw shapes and create their own A4 designs for hand cut stencils
They will hand cut their first stencil using a scalpel
Some of the group will set up to screen print and print their first layer of colour on A4 or A3 paper (others will go for lunch)
When finished they will clean screen printing equipment

Afternoon activity

The rest of the group will set up and screen print their first colour on A4 or A3 paper
When finished they will clean screen printing equipment
Participants will hand cut their second stencil using a scalpel
They will set up to screen print, register their second layer of colour and add it to their prints
Participants will screen print a series of about six prints on A4 or A3 paper
Once finished they will clean screen printing equipment
Prints will dry, participants will clean up, pack away and then take their prints home at the end of the workshop

Materials and equipment required by workshop students

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting ink on
Basic drawing materials including a HB pencil, rubber, pencil sharpener, scissors, colour pencils (if wanted), an apron
An A3 folder to take work home in
Drawings of simple shapes you would like to work with. If you would like to prepare a design in advance it should be A4 size. Bold designs and block shapes work best for screenprinting.

Materials and equipment provided

Cutting mats
Disposable gloves and aprons
Paper for drawing and printing
Screen printing equipment
Pre-mixed water based inks in basic colours: red, blue, yellow, orange, green, brown, turquoise, and magenta

Methods of assessing outcomes

Group discussion and tutor feedback
Completion of the evaluation form

Interested in learning more about this workshop? Visit our blog to read some student feedback!

Booking information

To book please visit the RBSA Gallery website and click ‘workshops’ at the top of the page. Alternatively, please call the Gallery on 0121 236 4353 during opening hours Tues-Sat 10.30am – 5pm. Bookings can also be made in person at the Gallery. Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure a place.
Payments can be made by card online, by card over the phone, and by cash/card at the Gallery.
Places are limited to 8 people. Allocation will take place on a first-come first-served basis.
Please inform the RBSA Gallery when booking of any health conditions or additional needs as some workshops might not be suitable.
A valid student ID must be provided to receive a student discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund.
Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery.
In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.

Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Copyright

We welcome bookings from people attending for Continual Professional Development (CPD). However, our workshops are not designed as CPD. If your employer is paying for the course or you require more details about what you expect from the course, please contact the Gallery in advance before booking.
The workshop content and any information provided (e.g. handouts, guidance notes, etc.) are the intellectual property of the artist delivering the workshop. They should not be used or reproduced without permission from the artist (e.g. copying handouts to use in any classes workshop attendees might deliver themselves afterwards).

Other information

The workshop will take place in the RBSA Gallery, floor 1. The space will be closed to visitors and will only be used by workshop attendees. However, staff and volunteers will need to walk through the space at various points in the day to access the staff office, which is located on the same floor.
Attendees can leave their materials in the workshop space during their breaks but the RBSA will not be responsible for any loss or damages.
Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are a number of cafés and sandwich shops within walking distance of the Gallery.
Please bring an old shirt or apron to help protect your clothing.
The continuous redevelopment work in the city centre has caused increased traffic, delays, and diversions in and around the City Centre. Therefore, please allow yourself plenty of travel time, plan your route, and check your parking arrangements.
If you are travelling by car, please ensure your car is clean air zone compliant, or charges may occur.

The RBSA Gallery is open on: Tuesday – Saturday. Opening hours are 10.30am – 5.00pm. Plus Sunday (summer months) 11.00am – 4.00pm



August 10, 2024 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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