Although I come from a very creative family I was always praised more for my writing than for any dodgy pictures or paintings I produced. I was labelled the “academic” one & so steered away from “art” classes. I was obviously crap.
I used to look longingly at the art students in 6th form using the silk screens to produce wonderful pieces. I always loved how incredibly technical the process looked. It was like you needed to know the password to be allowed in.
Well, I want to be in that club now so I took myself off to the Leicester Print Workshop last weekend for a 2 day Introduction to Screen Printing.
I had a brilliant weekend, loved learning the process and am proud to say that I actually came away with a few half decent prints (and 20 or so duds). I plan to do more over the next few months with a view to eventually screen printing my own fabrics.
Course info: http://www.leicesterprintworkshop.com/
Course tutor: http://gemmawright.wordpress.com/