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Advanced Screenprinting

Claude Jones
  • Term: Term Two 2018
  • Start Date: 5 May 2018
  • End Date: 23 Jun 2018
  • Time: Saturdays 10am–2pm
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Teacher: Claude Jones
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

Extend your understanding of the four-colour separation screenprint process and the use of various types of stencils, photo emulsion stencil sources, inks and colour mixing. Claude Jones teaches you how to print on various surfaces and supports, including canvas, wood, perspex and fabric. She focuses on the planning and development of medium- to large-scale finished screenprints and gives you a thorough understanding of the principles of multi-coloured screenprinting. Learn how to apply a variety of stencils, effectively employ registration techniques, and gain the confidence to independently produce large screen-based prints

Claude Jones

Claude Jones, who divides her time between Sydney and Munich, creates mixed-media sculptures and 2D images incorporating printmaking, drawing, collage and painting. She has studied printmaking in Australia, Canada and the USA, and has worked as both a printmaking teacher and technical supervisor for over 15 years. Claude has been a finalist in numerous art awards, winning the Moreton Bay Art Prize in 2011 and the It’s LIQUID International Art Prize in 2012. She has undertaken six international residency programs, has received several grants and has exhibited widely. Her works are represented in public and private collections, including Artbank, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Americas Biennale Print Collection. Claude is represented by Artereal Gallery, Sydney.

Your lecturer will discuss all other materials in the first class; however for the first class bring the following:

  • 2 sheets A2 drafting film
  • 1 roll of masking tape ( 20 – 30 mil width)
  • 2 graphite pencils B2 and B6 and / or charcoal
  • 2 permanent black markers a fine point and thick point
  • 5-10 small plastic containers with lids (takeaway containers are fine)
  • Plastic gloves – disposable and / 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.
  • T-shirts, apron, bag, canvas or other material to print on can be purchased as class progresses.

Source materials

Bring sketches, collages, 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