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Screenprinting with 2D and 3D Paper Manipulation


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August
10.00am - 4.00pm.
Tutor  Augusta Philippou

Coronavirus Update: This course has been postponed from April 2020 and will be running with reduced numbers and new social distancing, hygiene and safety measures in place [as of 16th June].

Combining elements of mark-making, screenprinting and heatpress techniques this weekend will show you how to manipulate a variety of surfaces (paper, acetates, found materials) and print onto them to create layered images. 

You will explore the contrast between different lines and marks using both monochrome and colour to create an amazingly varied set of experimental samples. 

Ultimately, you will be identifying how to expose a screen and create basic paper 2D and 3D manipulation.  There is no previous experience needed, Augusta will guide you through each step.

At the end of the workshop, you will have the skills and understanding to recreate screen printed techniques on a range of manipulated papers.

Course Structure

Day 1
  • 10am - Arrive
  • Welcome to LPW and introduction to the course
  • Tutor introduction showing examples of her own work, briefing on the intended outcomes for the course.
  • Create experimental geometric and organic drawings.
  • Demo: How to coat a screen
  • 1pm - Lunch
  • Select which drawings you would like to use.
  • Translate art work into designs prepared for screens by either photocopy onto acetate or hand drawn onto drafting film, using the mark-making drawings previously prepared, or adding to them.
  • Demo: Using the exposure unit to burn the image to screen
  • Demo: How to screen print, do’s and don’ts
  • Print using your screen, creating monochrome
  • 4pm - End of day 1

Day 2
  • 10am - Arrive
  • Look at the dried prints created the day before.
  • Colour inspiration and observation
  • Demo: Colour mixing, how to print in different colours
  • Printing in colour
  • 1pm - Lunch
  • Demo: 3D paper manipulation ideas (Exploring examples)
  • Using screen print to create finalised 2D and 3D paper samples
  • 4pm - Finish the session

    About the Tutor

    Augusta Philippou studied textiles at Loughborough University (BA) and Nottingham Trent (MA) and specialises in multi-media print an embroidery. She works as both a commercial print and a high-end fashion textiles designer, currently working as a freelancer for Alexander McQueen.

    Based in the Midlands, she works as a freelance print tutor for Leicester Print Workshop and a textiles tutor for Loughborough University ‘Textiles Innovation and Design’ BA course. She has also facilitated textiles workshops for people living with Alzheimer’s; observing whether textiles processes and textiles workshops can improve well-being and in an audience.

    Her work explores memory, using visual references like stains, imperfections and holes to develop prints. Work also takes inspiration from the natural process of aging, examining the way a surface will alter over time; becoming bleached, weathered and worn away. Textures, like memories, change overtime. Ultimately, she is fascinated by the way that memory can become embedded into the fibres of materials, and her work looks at ways of visualising this concept.


    Instagram: @augusta_philippou

    Leicester Print Workshop 

    Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

    We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


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