Silkscreen Printing workshop 07
may 14, 2007 - nov 30, 2007 | Arteleku

Silkscreen Printing workshop 07


Given by: Allende Arnaiz and Nerea López

14th-25th May.
Teaching hours: Mondays to Fridays, 16:00-20:00.
Open to anyone who is interested.

18th-29th June.
Teaching hours: Mondays to Fridays, 09:30–13:30.
For Arteleku users.

3th-14th September.
Teaching hours: Mondays to Fridays, 16:00–20:00.
Open to anyone who is interested.

Courses lasting approximately 40 hours in which we aim to take a preliminary approach to the technique so that this can help artists to learn how they can (or can’t) apply the technique to their work.

Nº places: maximum of 6 people.
Places will be allocated by drawing lots among the people interested.

Prepress for silkscreen printing
Given by: Allende Arnaiz

22nd-26th October.
Teaching hours: Monday to Friday, 16:00-20:00
Do it yourself: how to obtain stencils without needing to send work to a photo-mechanic, by using a conventional inkjet printer. Basic notions of digital preprint for silk-screening: process colours, halftone screens, colour separation, register, printing media, etc. To enrol on the course you must have some knowledge of silkscreen printing and Photoshop.

Nº places: maximum of 6 people.

Beyond paper: the medium as a starting point
Given by: Allende Arnaiz and Nerea López, Daniel Canogar, Pepe Albacete.

5th–30th November.
Teaching hours: Mondays to Fridays, mornings and afternoons.
Silk-screening makes it possible for the image or motif to be printed on media that are different to those that are commonly used, that is, they go beyond paper, and as a result, beyond being a mere piece of graphic work. However, this question raises several questions or dilemmas: what is it that will condition the process of creating the work: the image or the medium?

-First stage (1st week): Silkscreen printing for beginners
Given by: Allende Arnaiz and Nerea López
The first week will be devoted to initiating the participants in silk-screening, in order to get to know the technique and learn what its possibilities and limitations are.

-Second stage (2nd week): Conception
Given by: Daniel Canogar
Each creator has a text and discourse of their own, which they will discover and produce at the same time throughout their creative process. During this week, participants will carry out a series of rapid exercises that will help them to gradually discover the key elements in their own discourse and will serve as outlines for a final project. Throughout the week theoretical presentations will be offered that are connected with contemporary creative activity, in which special emphasis will be placed on digital and serialised images. One of the key elements in the workshop will be the active participation of students, who will not only create silk-screen prints but will also discuss and analyse the results of their work.

-Third stage (3rd and 4th week): Technical resolution
Given by: Pepe Albacete
Once the conception of the work with respect to the material has been resolved, we will then establish the way to technically bring this piece to fruition. To do this, we will analyse and suggest the way to do this for each project. Participants will be responsible for bringing the final piece of work to fruition, and they will have the chance to use the silk-screening workshop at Arteleku, just like any other users of the workshop.

Nº of places: maximum of 6 people.
Price: 78.13 €

The silk-screening workshop continues to be run with the aim of providing a place where artists can receive the guidance and help that they need when it comes to creating their work. The workshop is coordinated by Allende Arnaiz and Nerea López and is open to anyone who wants to work in it, needs to clear up their doubts,
or just make use of the information that the materials archive that has been build up around silk-screening might offer them.

The workshop has the following infrastructure:
-Compact vacuum press unit, tube imager and drying cabinet. Drawing tool: 125x95 cm. Maximum screen
frame: 125x95 cm. (without vacuum), 110x85 cm. (with vacuum).
-Semiautomatic printing machine. Maximum printing and suction format: 85x120 cm. Maximum inter-linkable
frame: 119x156 cm. Lever scraping.
-6 manual printing desks APPLICATION FORM

Initiation and Prepress: Together with the registration form, you
need to send a letter explaining the reasons why you want to take
part in the workshop. Enrolment deadline: two weeks before the
workshop begins. Those interested will be personally informed that
they have been accepted one week before the course starts.

Beyond paper: Together with the enrolment form, you must enclose
a dossier containing a curriculum, pictures of your personal work and
the idea or project to be carried out. Enrolment deadline: 11th of
October. Those interested will be personally informed that they have
been accepted three weeks before the course starts.

Dispatch method: by e-mail, post or via the web page.
Payment: once accepted, send by fax (+34 943 462256) the receipt for the bank payment into the account number: Kutxa 2101 0381 07 0001329473.

For further information:

Pepe Albacete. Silkscreen artist and technical consultant in various fields connected with silk-screening such as producing work and giving courses. He has given courses on silk-screening at Arteleku for twelve years.

Allende Arnaiz. An artist and silkscreen artist, she is a Graphic Design Engineer. She works in graphic prepress processes, especially silkscreening and is currently coordinating the silkscreen printing workshop at Arteleku.

Daniel Canogar. Artist. Graduate in Image Sciences at the Complutense University in Madrid, he obtained a
Master’s degree specialising in photography at New York University/International Center for Photography.

Nerea López. An artist, silkscreen artist and graduate in Fine Art at the University of the Basque Country, she specialises in Graphic Arts. She is currently responsible for the upkeep of the workshop at Arteleku.

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