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Print like Warhol: Experimental Photo Screenprinting


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Emma Gardner

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

"Friendly, relaxed, informative, inspiring. Excellent tutor / technician. Learnt so much from this experience to take it forward and develop further." May 2019

This new course is a fantastic way to start to your screenprinting journey and a weekend that will encourage playful experimentation whilst giving you a solid foundation in creating, planning, making and printing your own prints.

This weekend course is designed to help you realise your work in screenprinting using a whole tool-belt of techniques. Combine photographic images with areas of cut stencil, painted open mesh and use crayons to explore the hand drawn and mark making potential of this versatile and very popular printmaking technique.

Participants will explore the various different ways that a photograph can be experimented and developed in screenprinting, and will learn how to use registration to create multilayered prints. 

A combination of hands on demos and opportunity to work with your own screen will give you the confidence to learn new skills or to really refine any existing screenprinting experience you may already have.

Learn how to print like Warhol!

Course Structure



  • Introduction to LPW and course
  • What is screen printing? Principles of process and examples
  • Preparing images and screen


  • Demonstration and hands on practice
  • Tips and tricks for getting a good print
  • Self-directed work and experimenting



  • Demonstration and hands on practice
  • Self-directed work and experimenting


  • Continue to create prints
  • Clear up and evaluation completion

    About the Tutor

    Emma Gardner is an artist, printmaker and educator. She creates original artwork using collage, photography and printmaking processes. 

    Emma’s practice is shaped by her response to places, questioning ideas of space, concealment and transition through printmaking. Her works often evoke a sense of stillness and silence within ambiguous spaces.

    Emma studied Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester. After graduating in 2012 she joined Leicester Print workshop to help facilitate her practice and was awarded Artist in Residence in 2015. Emma is currently teaches a diverse range of printing techniques at LPW. She exhibits nationally and internationally and has a wealth of experience working on creative projects with community groups, schools, museums and galleries. Alongside her practice Emma works as a Learning Officer at Compton Verney Art gallery and Park, where she pursues her passion for learning outside the classroom.

    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.


      Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

      Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

      In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

      Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


      Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.