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Screenprinting Basics

Screenprinting Basics

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On Campus
8-12 Jul 2024 (Mon - Fri)
9:30am - 4:30pm

Learn the art of screenprinting and how to turn photos, texts and illustrations into beautiful hand-crafted paper prints in this introductory workshop. Discover how to prepare stencils, transfer images onto acetate, coat and expose screens, and registration techniques.
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Course Details

Course Program: Winter School 2024

Start Date: 8 July 2024

End Date: 12 July 2024

Day: Monday - Friday

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Number of classes: 5

Discipline: Printmaking

Lecturer: Janet Parker-Smith

Age: 16 years and over

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Location: National Art School

Course Overview

Learn the exciting art of screenprinting and how to turn photos, texts and illustrations into beautiful hand-crafted prints.This introductory workshop introduces you to the principles of screenprinting, including preparing stencils, transferring images onto acetate, coating and exposing screens, printing on fine art paper and registration techniques. Spend two full days in the NAS printmaking studios with artist Janet Parker-Smith, who gives demonstrations and expert guidance in basic screenprinting methodologies.

NAS supplies all inks and mediums, and you bring printing papers and a selection of personal images to inspire your artworks and complete an edition of single colour screenprints.

This course is designed for newcomers with little or no previous screenprinting experience.

*NAS Short Courses are open to students of ages 16 years and over. The NAS Art Club is open tostudents from ages 15 years and over.

Lecturer Profile

Janet Parker-Smith is a Sydney-based artist who works with printmedia, sculpture and altered books. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her work is held by the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and numerous other public collections, as well as private collections. Janet is the Studio Supervisor in Printmedia at Sydney College of the Arts and a casual academic in the printmedia department, where she has worked since 2006. Janet is represented by Van Rensberg Galleries in Hong Kong and is supported by both May Space, where she has had several solo exhibitions, and M. Contemporary in Sydney.

Art Materials

Students must supply their own art materials, please refer to the list below.

  • 5 sheets of cartridge paper (A2 size)
  • 2 sheets of stonehenge paper, off white or white (56 x 76cm)
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Images, photos, drawings to be used in screenprints

Enclosed footwear is essential.


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers:

    Phone: +61 2 9247 9979


    Parkers Fine Art Supplies Website 

    In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines, all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

    Protective clothing and covered footwear essential