Sonsoles Print Studio

Courses

Learn how to screen print at Sonsoles Print Studio, we run 2 types of courses: 1 day Beginner's Workshop and a 4 week Basic/Intermediate Course in the evenings, if you are unsure which course is for you don't hesitate in contacting us!  Please see below for more info ☟   For Masterclasses see bottom of page.

BEGINNER'S WORKSHOP | REFRESHER

You will learn the basic techniques for screenprinting; from preparing a screen all the way through to the finished print. You will be taught how to prepare your very own handmade stencils which you will then expose onto a screen.  You will screen print using waterbase inks onto paper, completing a small limited edition of 2 colours. After this course you can become an Open Access member or if you rather carry on brushing up your skills and learning new techniques you can join our evening classes.

It's £95 for the Introduction course  + VAT (all materials included).
In small groups. 10am - 4pm.

Best bit about this course? No computers involved! hurray!

BASIC / INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

The Basic/Intermediate classes are divided into 4 lessons. You don't need any previous experience here as these are guided courses that focus on your own work, structured around your own level of skills. The courses are held in small groups.

First class - We will begin by introducing all the different screen printing techniques available, from cut out stencils to photographic, showing you examples of artists work for inspiration along the way. You will design and prepare a 3 to 4 colour stencil from scratch and understand how layers work. You will learn how to prepare and coat a screen and you will also decide what colours to use and then mix them in preparation.

Second Class - You will expose your artwork and begin printing, focusing on accurate registration using acetate and learn how to make an edition.

Third Class - You will finish the final layers of your colour print, and on the...

Fourth Class -  You will prepare and print a new photographic image of your choice!

 It's £190 for this course + VAT(all materials included).

Please book in advance if you are interested in this course via our online booking system. 

✎ After this, we will send you more info so you know what to expect on the day and come prepared! 

Next INTRODUCTION screen print COURSES are on Saturday

Check booking site for availability

2024 

May: Saturday 18th (1 space)

June: Saturday 8th (1 space)

July: Saturday 6th (4 spaces left)

Next ☾ 4 evenings (7-10pm) screenprinting classes are on Mondays or Tuesdays:

check booking site for availability 

April:
 2 weeks= Monday 15th/Tuesday 16th & Monday 22nd/Tuesday 23rd (full)

May:

Tuesdays: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (full)

June

Mondays: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (full)

July

Mondays: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

If the course is fully booked please add yourself to WAITING LIST (green button)-

*We advise pregnant women not to undertake these courses.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: 

  • Because the groups are so small, We can no longer offer refunds, only transfer to another day:

☞ 7 DAYS CANCELLATION POLICY APPLIES*- (No course transfer option if cancelled in the 7 days prior to course starting unless someone replaces you) 

  • *For GROUP bookings, please allow an extra week notice per person. (2 people=14days, 3 people=21 days).
  • If cancelled in advance You can only re-schedule your course ONCE within a 6 month period, after that you will have to pay again. 
  • If cancelled too late (under 7 days) you can only re-schedule if your space is filled.
  • Gift Vouchers expire within 6 months of issue.
  • If you can't make a session we can re-schedule at a cost.

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NEW workshops 2024

Tea Towel Workshop with Gail Bryson:

Saturday, September   10am – 2pm GMT.  

 6 spaces available | £65 per person  + VAT

Details:

Learn the basics of how to screen print or develop your printing skills further and produce your own 2-3 colour fabric print on a tea-towel. You will create your own design with a hand cut paper stencil and print it at the end of the workshop. Gail Bryson is a seasoned designer who’s worked with brands such as The Conran Shop, John Lewis, Jamie Oliver. She makes and sells printed wares from her East London studio and exhibits regularly.

No experience is necessary but a creative and inquisitive mind is helpful.

CMYK Workshop: A comprehensive understanding

(2 hrs) Part 1: Wednesday, 25 September '24   7pm – 9pm
(5 hrs) Part 2: Saturday,  28th Septembe,  10am - 4pm

 6 spaces available

Details:

CMYK changed the image reproduction industry and has impacted printed matter thereon. Exploring how to push the boundaries of this foundational screen-printing method for surprising, experimental results.

In Part 1 we learning the rules in order to break them and get creative! A comprehensive understanding of CMYK's limitations, potentials and reasoning.

In Part 2 we expand on ways to subvert CMYK norms into making exciting and different developments

Beginner to Intermediate

Wednesday 25th | 7pm - 9pm | Part 1 - Theory and Separations

Saturday 28th | 10am - 4pm - Part 2 -  Exposing and Printing

What's covered:

Digital art-working CMYK separations
Bitmapping
LPI - DPI
Angles
Frequency
Stochastic dots
Printing
Printing a square on a square on a square on a square
Inks
Moiré mitigation /exposing