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Capturing Natural Forms with Screenprinting

Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 6th July 2024
10.00am - 4.00pm

Augusta Philippou

Experience Level


This one-day course introduces the basic principles of both capturing natural forms and screenprinting. You will learn the basics of screen printing onto paper and produce your own screen prints and how to transfer a natural materials such as leaves, petals, flowers onto a screen, register and print onto paper to produce a colour screen print of your own composition. This one-day course is ideal for beginners, who are interested in nature.

You will cover:

• how to produce a nature inspired screen print
• how to prep your screen with emulsion
• how to expose and develop natural materials (leaves, flowers, petals)
• how to print your image onto paper
• basic troubleshooting

    Course Structure

    10:00 Introduction to the workshop + Health and Safety.
    10:20 Introduction to the course. Covering the principles of the process and examples.
    11.00 Coating screens and exposing images.

    12:00 LUNCH BREAK

    13:00 Printing image with registration demonstration.
    15:30 Clean up and evaluation

        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.


        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 (Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

        In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Wednesday - 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.