Silk-screen printing with Jane Sampson

Ref: S1D32630

Location: West Dean
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About this course

Learn silk-screen printing techniques using paper cut stencils and water-based inks to make creative prints.

Course Description

Beginners and experienced artists alike can benefit from exploring this most versatile of printmaking techniques. Going back to basics, learn to create simple stencils using cut paper.

This course is hands-on and practical. After a short introductory session, where the techniques of setting up and printing on your tabletop workstation and using paper stencils are demonstrated and explained, you will embark on your own design with the aid of the tutor.

You will learn:

Correct set up and printing technique


Mixing and using water-based ink

Using transparent and opaque colours to produce overprints

By the end of the course, you will leave with a greater understanding of the process of silk-screen printing and of the equipment and materials needed to produce simple silk-screen prints on a tabletop set up. You will take with you a series of experimental prints that explore layering and colour.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • 220gsm cartridge paper, newsprint, inks, prepared screens, masking tape and vinyl tape are provided.

What students need to bring

  • To get the most out of the course, you should bring some ideas in the form of photographs or sketches to use as inspiration for colour and imagery.
  • An apron

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A good variety of general art equipment including brushes, scalpel or craft knife, scissors, pencil, ruler

Additional information

Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear, i.e. no open-toes or sandals.


Jane Sampson

Jane is a a graduate of Exeter University and the Barber institute Birmingham University. She has researched printmaking for Brighton University and is well known for her teaching both there and at her own studio Inkspot Press. She frequently exhibits at the Affordable Art Fair in London and Printfest in Cumbria, and won the John Purcell prize at the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in London. Her work is in private and corporate collections, at The Mappin Art Gallery and at the Printmakers Council.

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