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Willow
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Solo
Couldn’t recommend the beginners screen printing courses more! Incredible teachers who were also just really lovely people. It was super coherent and you’re taken through it it all step by step leaving you with a set of 10ish prints that all seem to come out really well! Ive even bought my own screen printing set to carry on experimenting in my studio at home. Thank you!!
Written March 30, 2022
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CLS83
Nazeing, UK26 contributions
Couples
I attended the beginners print screen workshop with my partner and it was fantastic. The instructors were great, explaining and demonstrating the whole process very thoroughly and it was great to be able to take away a set of finished prints. I highly recommend this is toy want to try out screen printing and don't know where to start. You'll be keen to know more after this experience, I certainly am!
Written June 22, 2022
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Lars B
London, UK11 contributions
Did a screen-printing class here and even though I was hungover and was close to not going I had to admit later, that it was totally worth going and I was really happy I went. Actually I'm tempted to go back. Instructors were super-nice, explained the history and techniques, took us through all the steps and let us go on our own, help each other when there are issues and learn it that way.
Written May 3, 2022
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rose319
London, UK23 contributions
Solo
I did the Deluxe Evening Beginners course earlier this month and was quite disappointed with it. I did a beginners screen printing course earlier in the year at Sonsoles Print Studio in Peckham Rye which was absolutely brilliant and unfortunately the Print Club course just didn't match up to it. I took the Print Club course as a bit of a refresher as I hadn't practised printing for some months. I had bought a print from Print Club's online shop and it has quite a trendy reputation so I thought I'd give it a go. Unfortunately it seems to think it's a bit 'too cool for school' and there was a real lack of effort and enthusiasm in the teaching here I felt.

Location - Dalston Kingsland. This is a really horrible location, very dirty and feels unsafe.

Course content - this course took place on 3 consecutive evenings where we spent the first evening preparing the artwork on computers and the second/third evenings preparing our screens and printing. In the course blurb they advise you to have 'working knowledge of Photoshop' but to be honest the tutor expected far more than that and was unable to give much help on Photoshop. If you go on this course I suggest you are really good at Photoshop in order to make the most of the first night. I had expected, given the course description, that we would be taught how to use Photoshop for screen printing but we were basically told to get on and play about ourselves until we got to something we were happy with - the main reason I picked this course is because I wanted more help with using Photoshop for screen printing. Unfortunately this course fell far short of teaching me that.

The girl taking our course went extremely quickly and didn't repeat things - she gave us each instruction only once and showed us each part of the technique only once and then seemed to expect us to remember it. Also, there were 6 of us in the group and just one tutor which meant that she asked people she'd shown techniques to first to teach the rest of us and she just wasn't around enough to help each of us sufficiently - for 150 quid per person this wasn't really good enough. The Sonsoles course I did was limited to 4 people and 1 tutor which was definitely a better balance - it meant the tutor could give us all much more guidance individually.

Because the tutor spread herself too thinly and couldn't give us each enough individual guidance, and rushed through particular parts of the technique, there were many times when at least half the class were standing around awkwardly not knowing what to do and not feeling confident enough to try things.

At one point, after having exposed my screen, I came out into the workshop because there were too many other people in the darkroom/washing space and Claudia, the tutor, said sharply 'you can't be out here or it will continue exposing, won't it!'. Firstly I don't really take kindly to being 'told off' by someone I'm paying quite a lot of money to, and secondly she hadn't taken the trouble to explain that we shouldn't leave the dark room. For someone with no technical knowledge that isn't obvious.

So on the value for money side, not only was there insufficient individual guidance from the tutor (and students having to teach each other parts of the technique without much confidence), we were also only allowed to make 6 prints of 2 colours each. Again, to compare to the Sonsoles course (which was £165 for 4 weeks - 1 night 7-10pm per week), we made around 20 prints of 3-4 colours). Further, whilst at Sonsoles the whole studio was given over to teaching the course, at Print Club a number of other members were still using the studio and getting in the way of the course.

On the plus side, it was interesting to see how a different studio operated and to see some of the slight differences in techniques. I learnt a couple of new ways to do things but I would say I left the course far less confident and enthused than I left the Sonsoles course earlier in the year. I really think that they just haven't bothered to put enough thought or effort into the workshop and are trading off a reputation for being a bit trendy and selling nice prints. Very disappointing and I wouldn't recommend.
Written October 5, 2015
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BexPate
London, England, United Kingdom113 contributions
Couples
I was given a voucher for The Print Club’s beginners workshop for Christmas and attended on Saturday the 21 February 2015. I had be itching to try my hand at screenprinting for some time, so I was really looking forward for the opportunity to spend an afternoon in the workshop and design something that was meaningful to me- my colossal expectations mercifully weren’t quelled. The workshop ran from 11:00- 16:00 on a Saturday afternoon and we were a group of about ten people. We had three technicians who were very enthusiastic, informed and approachable guiding us through every stage of the printing process - in fact, it transpired that I owned one of their prints! The workshop was spacious and even when we had to cluster into smaller spaces to apply emulsion or expose our prints, we did this in small groups and were never rushed. The technicians clearly instructed us and demonstrated techniques to ensure that even the more unconfident students (i.e. me!) could produce a print that they were delighted with.

We prepared our designs in advance and brought the PDF files along on a USB stick- it was exciting the see the variety of designs on the day and each one evolved into an impressive final print. Some were simple hand drawn logos or characters, some were text-based and some were photographs representing various levels of artistic ability. We printed one layer on this workshop, so we had the option of choosing one colour or two (where we could blend them for a graded effect). Most people opted to do a blend because the choice of colours was overwhelming and the end result looked marvelous.

We each left with six copies of our print, so this is a great course to get in the diary before Christmas- these make great gifts, especially if your design is personal or meaningful to you in any way. It’s a homemade gift that anyone would be thrilled to receive- especially as its from such a limited print run and each one is unique. Honestly, all of my prints look incredible thanks to the help of the technicians and my classmates- I have ordered a frame and I’m so excited to get a copy on my wall so the bragging can commence (apologies to friends in advance).

At £50, this workshop is great value and you leave with an example of your own work, so it’s extremely gratifying. All materials are provided and just being in the printing environment is inspiring- I was immediately thinking about some more designs. One of the technicians will explain how joining the print club works, where you can access the facilities 24 hours a day and even sell your work on the website. It’s good to have a portfolio of ideas ready, as membership costs a monthly rate of £100 and you will need to purchase your own supplies. It would definitely be something I would consider to pursue as a hobby in the future.

The beginners workshop was an amazing afternoon spent with a good group of classmates and affable technicians- I felt we got so much from the introductory course and am so thrilled with my final prints. This is a great gift for anyone- nobody will be hindered based on their artistic ability. I can’t recommend it enough as a fantastic taster of the world of screenprinting.
Written February 23, 2015
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blockheadLondon
Dartford, UK94 contributions
Went with my daughter for a Sunday screen printing workshop. A great experience and we made our own screen prints and went home with eight copies each. The process was fully hands on and paced just right for us. Staff running the workshop were very friendly and patient. This workshop represents great value for money. We would defiantly it.
Written October 16, 2018
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John H
Chichester, UK132 contributions
Family
Excellent exhibition some great work and interesting theme. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the visit so if the do more get there to see it.
Written October 28, 2017
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Tom W
London, UK2 contributions
Couples
Really great 4 hours of learning the very basics of screenprinting. BexPate's long review is spot on. Check out Print Club on youtube if you want to see what it's like.
Written January 17, 2016
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Yan E
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Solo
Great teacher, lovely people. A fantastic introduction to screen printing. I’m booking the two dayer. Can’t wait!
Written April 23, 2022
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Anna A
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Friends
Really informative, fun workshop led by really nice artists who made the whole day a great experience. Would love to go back!
Written April 21, 2022
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