Date: 24th & 25th November 2012 10am - 4.30pm
Venue: The Glass School Studio, Lockwood Centre, Guildford GU1 1RR
Level: All Levels Guest Tutor: Steve Royston Brown PhD
Early Bird discount applies
Steve has spent the last 25 years combining printmaking with applied arts materials and processes, working extensively with textiles, ceramics, concrete and glass. He has recently completed his PhD thesis, a practice-based research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council hosted by the Royal College of Art and the V&A Museum.
This course will provide an introduction to combining screenprinted images with glass. A number of techniques will be demonstrated including printing directly onto glass and making transfers and printing with enamels. Participants will use their own images, with the potential to work with multi-colour prints and to encapsulate them between layers of glass to work with depth.
Image and screen preparation for screen printing. Multi-colour printing onto glass. Kiln Firing
Continuation of projects. Making enamel transfers. Stacking layers and creating compositions with depth.
What you will learn
- How to prepare appropriate imagery for the screenprint process
- How to prepare a screen for printing
- The different pigments suitable for working with glass
- Techniques for applying printing to glass
- Firing cycles and techniques for encapsulating print within glass layers
What you will achieve
- The aim is that students will leave the course with a good basic understanding of how to continue to work with screen printing as a method of applying imagery to glass. Participants will take away any tests that they make and at least one single sheet print and one multi-layered glass print.
How to prepare
- Participants should collect together a number of images that can be used for selection and interpreted through the workshop. Please email black and white (high contrast) digital files preferably in jpg format size A5 at 240 dpi at least one week prior to the course.