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Venue: National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Dates: This workshop ran for five Saturdays from the 2nd November until the 30th November 2019.

Workshop Information

What is Screen Printing

Screen printing is a technique used to apply ink through a photographic stencil, which can be fired permanently to glass.

What to Expect

This five-week course will run for five Saturdays. It will offer you a comprehensive introduction into the process of screen printing onto glass. Through a combination of demonstrations and practical application you will learn how to select and design suitable imagery, prepare the screens for printing, and the process and techniques of screen printing on glass. You will apply these skills to create a series of prints using patterns, designs or images of your choice.

Jade Tapson is a North East based artist specialising in the process of screen printing with glass powders and air entrapment. Her most recent work ‘Scale’ is currently touring around the United States as part of the Emerge 2018 exhibition. Her work explores the process of screen printing using glass powders and how this can trap air between layers of glass. She is largely influenced by the process of screen printing, whilst incorporating intricate geometric patterns and forms into her work.

Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Printmaking, Product Design, Fashion, Graphic Design and Merchandising. 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be  14 – 18 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas such as drawing, painting and fine art. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop pagebefore applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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