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Screenprinting on Paper

Wendy Murray
  • Term: Summer School Week One 2018
  • Start Date: 8 Jan 2018
  • End Date: 12 Jan 2018
  • Time: Mon-Fri, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Number of Classes: 5
  • Teacher: Wendy Murray
  • Level: All Levels
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

Learn a range of screenprinting techniques to make single-colour and multicoloured prints on paper, and explore stencil-making processes from paper cut stencils to photo stencils. Wendy Murray introduces you to mono-printing with layering, transparency and opacity to make a series of fine art or poster print editions. Become inspired by the fascinating history of Australian screenprinted fine artworks as Wendy Murray demonstrates the versatility of screenprinting and encourages experimentation with different types of paper and substrates. Learn to operate the screen studio equipment and develop an understanding of how you might be able to print after the course is over.

Wendy Murray

Wendy Murray is an artist whose socially engaged works blur the line between studio, community and political art practice. Her investigations into community relationships to land, housing, boundaries and ownership of contested territory have led to workshop-focused residencies at the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery and Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, ACT. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the National Art School and is a sessional lecturer at NAS and Sydney College of the Arts

  • 2 sheets A2 drafting film
  • 2 graphite pencils B2 and B6
  • 2 permanent black markers a fine point and thick point
  • 5 small plastic containers with lids (takeaway boxes are fine)
  • 1 roll masking tape
  • Plastic gloves – disposable or thicker pair to re-use
  • Screenprinting paste, small tub of 500ml, Lascaux brand from Art Scene at University of NSW Art and Design shop, Paddington campus, or Art Scene shop in West Ryde.
  • Acrylic paints - buy only these brands Chromacryl or Matisse.
  • Basic colours – red, blue, yellow and white (one tube of each colour)
  • Additional colours may be purchased during the course, the teacher will advise. But if you already have some acrylic paints in any colours, bring them along.
  • Source materials

Bring in a good selection of interesting photographs, prints or drawings to turn into ideas for screen prints.

Collect them from any source but not bigger than A3 in size.

Printing paper

The teacher will advise you on the most suitable papers for printing, but no paper is needed for first class. The paper can be purchased on campus at Parker’s Fine Art Supplies.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential