As part of workshop and creative exchange week, which we had instead of a reading week at university, I took part in a screen printing workshop to learn the process and techniques of screen printing. I’ve always wanted to learn, because I love the way outcomes that I’ve seen have looked, and I knew it would be a useful skill to learn for the future.
We went through the whole process from beginning with an image, making it suitable to print, putting it onto acetate, to printing. Some people drew directly onto the acetate to print their own drawings, but I wanted to experiment with the photoshop techniques of adding halftone to photographs.
I really enjoyed learning how to screen print, and want to use the process in the future. The only downfall is how labour intensive and time consuming it is- but for certain work I think it would really be worth it. I’d also like to try multiple colours but I’m a bit intimidated about making sure that worked well. I’m sure I’ll revisit it in the course of the next year at the least!