Two Falmouth University Graphic Design students screen printing in a studio

Screen Print

Develop your creative practice and screen print knowledge

Key details
Location
Falmouth Campus
Course duration
5 days

Course overview

This is a five-day course for practicing artist/printmakers who have an interest in furthering their screen print knowledge. You will have access to our fully equipped screen print facilities with specialist technical tuition and support.

Through a series of workshops that demonstrate the process of hand-cut stencilling, hand drawn stencils on true grain, and digital imaging, you will have the opportunity to develop a series of screen prints at a variety of sizes (A4, A3 and A2), that experiment with process techniques, colour use and layering.

Course dates: 1-5 July 2024

Price: £850 - £1,100

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Course details

Bring photographs or drawings to work from and come and spend five days immersed in screen printing in our professional-standard printmaking facilities and on location in St Ives, with expert technical tuition and guidance. 

Following an introduction to the space, this course will start with a series of initial workshops that give examples of screen prints and demonstrate different ways to make a stencil. Using small screens you will play and experiment with colour/blends/mono print.

You will have the opportunity to devise and develop a series of screen prints including at larger sizes (up to A2), thinking about colour ways / colour families, layers.

Running from Monday to Friday the course will be a balance of taught technical skills through masterclasses in the morning and supported skill development and practice in the afternoon.  

One day will feature a trip to Porthmeor Studios in St Ives and the Tate St Ives, with True Grain available for outdoor working.

You will have a dedicated shared studio with enough space for you to creatively breathe and explore, and the studios will be open from 09:00-21:00 each day.

On the final afternoon you will come together with students from our colour etching, drawing, and painting courses for a private view and opportunity to discuss your work.

What you need to know

This five-day short course will run from 1 - 5 July 2024.

With dedicated studio access at our Falmouth Campus, you'll have the opportunity to develop your creative practice through a balance of taught technical skills during masterclasses in the mornings and supported skill development and practice in the afternoons in our professional-standard Printmaking facilities

One day will feature a trip to Porthmeor Studios in St Ives and the Tate St Ives to gather ideas in response to what you see.

Our Falmouth Campus is set in subtropical gardens and is just a few steps from Falmouth town centre or a short stroll to the shores of Gyllyngvase beach.

Find out more about the facilities, access, cafes and more at Falmouth campus.

  • Source material - any drawings/prints/photos you wish to work from
  • Overalls, an apron or old clothing you don't mind getting messy!
  • Shoes which have full foot coverage - i.e. no open-toed sandals, flip flips, etc. 

All equipment and materials required are provided, however you may wish to bring your own drawing materials if preferred.

 

All materials and specialist tools and equipment required are included in the course fee, however you may wish to bring your own drawing materials if preferred.

Accommodation is not included in this course cost.

If you would like to book accommodation, please find some suggestions below. Please note that we are not responsible for any accommodation costs incurred, including as a result of the course being rescheduled or cancelled.

There are a range of hotels and B&Bs available in Falmouth, within walking distance of our Falmouth Campus. We can facilitate a corporate rate for the following hotels if booked via us. If you would like to take advantage of this for your booking, please contact us

 

Merchants Manor

Address: Western Terrace, TR11 4QJ  

Contact details: 01326 312734

Distance from Falmouth Campus: 0.2 miles  

Parking: 60 spaces available on site  

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St Michaels Resort  

Address: Gyllyngvase Beach, TR11 4NB  

Contact details: 01326 312707  

Distance from Falmouth Campus: 0.2 miles  

Parking: Reserved for overnight guests on a first come first served basis   

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The Greenbank Hotel

Address: Harbourside, TR11 2SR  

Contact details: 01326 312440  

Distance from Falmouth Campus: 0.9 miles  

Parking: Handful of marked bays in front of hotel plus underground car park  

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Penryn Campus

This course is based on our Falmouth Campus. If you would like to stay on-campus at our Penryn campus, our Penryn student halls accommodation can be booked. This is a simple and affordable accommodation option and there is a regular bus service from Penryn Campus to Falmouth. A mix of double and twin bedrooms are available, each with bed, desk and en-suite shower room. Bedding and towels are provided. You should bring your own toiletries. There are shared kitchen facilities.

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Lunch and tea/coffee included each day on campus, all diets can be catered for. 

On the day-trip to St Ives, lunch is not included as there will be enough of a break in the middle of the day to visit a café of your choice, or choose a takeaway lunch to take to the beach. 

Course programme

While you will be made aware of your course programme closer to the start date, each day will typically follow the structure below. One of the days will also feature a trip to St Ives and the afternoon of the final day will include a coming together of the students from our screen printing, colour etching, and painting courses for a private view and opportunity to discuss your work.

Morning: Practical taught session in the screen print facility

Lunch: A shared lunch break, with time to socialise with your fellow students

Afternoon: Supervised access, with support, to the screen print facility

Evening: Independent practice within studios 

Jane

Jane Ziemacki


This course is facilitated by Jane Ziemacki. 

Senior Technician

After graduating from the MA in Fine Art/ Printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art, Jane moved to Cornwall and took up a part time teaching post at Cornwall College, St Austell, where she taught art and design on a variety of BTEC courses. In 2000 she joined Falmouth University as a full time technician supporting the printmaking element of the foundation course. Since becoming a senior technician she has been delivering workshops in all aspects of printmaking to groups and individual students from foundation and graphic design, and has helped to develop safer and more environmentally sound workshop practices at Wellington Terrace.

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Where will the course take place?

Printmaking studios, Falmouth Campus  

Nestled away just a stone's throw from the centre of town, our Falmouth Campus is composed of industry-standard facilities, relaxed learning spaces and a vast subtropical garden. 

On our campus, you'll be within walking distance from Falmouth's bustling high-street and you'll also be just up the road from Gyllyngvase Beach. 

The campus is close to a large public car park and also just a short walk away from Falmouth Town train station if you're using public transport from Penryn, Truro or further afield.

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Important information

Our campus is not fully accessible, with some activities in early Victorian three storey buildings. Please contact us if you have questions about mobility and access. 

We are currently refurbishing our library building on the Falmouth Campus. Please note: there will be some noise in and near this building, which is located opposite the Printmaking studios. Please contact us if you have any questions. 

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How to apply

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for practicing artists or printmakers, or people with a keen interest and some previous experience; who have an interest in furthering their screen print knowledge.

Please note: to apply for our Summer Short Courses, you must be 18+ years of age. 

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Click the button below to book your place. You can choose to reserve your place with a deposit or pay in full. If you have any queries please contact us on shortcourses@falmouth.ac.uk

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Fees, costs & funding

You can choose to reserve your place with a deposit or pay in full.

Rate  Price Date available until
Super Early Bird £850 30 April 2024 
Early Bird £950 30 May 2024 
Standard £1,100 16 June 2024 

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