This is a complete and comprehensive workshop, where you will have the opportunity to learn the trade of screenprinting from professional printers in a dynamic environment.
The workshop groups will remain small in size (maximum 6 per course), which will allow each participant to obtain more personalised instruction from the teacher, and the best practical experience working with the printing press and other tools.
You will learn how to properly design and set up images and output files for films, discover the science behind photo-sensitive emulsion, learn how to properly coat and burn an image into a screen and learn the best practices and master fine details to get the most accurate and best quality prints.
The first class will take place at ESDIP's headquarters in Berlin (which doubles as a coworking space and an art school). The second and third classes will take place at a professional screen printing studio (Wedding).
At the end of this workshop you will leave with a sample poster printed with your own design!
16th, 17th, and 18th March 2020
Please note that 2nd and 3rd class take place at the Screen Printing Studio located in Wedding (Gottschedstraße 4).
9 hours (3 x 3 sessions)
Maximum 6 per course
All materials, screens and inks will be provided! You may however bring your own screens and inks if you like.
Urtzi Urkixo is a graphic designer and print artist based in Berlin. He graduated with honours from the Fine Arts Faculty of the Basque Country and continued on to study editorial design and printing techniques. In recent years, he has been able to develop his artistic projects in various institutions in Spain and Germany, such as Bilbao Arte Foundation, CIEC International Printmaking School, Alfara Gráfica and Druckwerkstatt Bethanien Berlin. At the moment, Urtzi combines his personal career as graphic artist and editor with his printing work at Voltaire Lab. With the idea of representating the connections and relations between human beings and citizens, he often uses edited photographs to print on diverse surfaces such as paper, plywood and fabric.