Say it with Posters


21 Sep 19 – 22 Sep 19, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Janet Parker-Smith

Janet introduces you to screenprinting with layering, transparency and opacity to make a poster print edition. Find full details including course overview, teacher profile and materials list below. 

Early fee ends 18 Aug 19

14 Available

Full Details

Term: Spring Weekend Workshops 2019
Start Date: 21 September 2019
End Date: 22 September 2019
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 2
Teacher: Janet Parker-Smith

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full fee: $375.00
Early Fee: $340.00
Concession Fee: $355.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Learn a range of screenprinting techniques to make single-colour and multicoloured posters on paper. Janet Parker-Smith introduces you to screenprinting with layering, transparency and opacity to make a poster print edition. Become inspired by Australian poster history, including the fascinating political posters from the 1970s on exhibition in the NAS Gallery, and by Janet’s own work. Janet demonstrates the possibilities of screenprinting and encourages you to explore the power of text and image through screenprinting processes. This course will help you develop an understanding of how you might be able to make your own posters at home.

teacher profile

Janet Parker-Smith is a Sydney-based artist who works with printmedia, sculpture and altered books. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her work is held by the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and numerous other public collections, as well as private collections. Janet is the Studio Supervisor in Printmedia at Sydney College of the Arts and a casual academic in the printmedia department, where she has worked since 2006. Janet is represented by Van Rensberg Galleries in Hong Kong and is supported by both May Space, where she has had several solo exhibitions, and M. Contemporary in Sydney.

materials list

2 sheets A2 drafting film
2 graphite pencils B2 and B6
2 permanent black markers a fine point and thick point
5 small plastic containers with lids (takeaway boxes are fine)
1 roll masking tape
Plastic gloves – disposable or thicker pair to re-use
Screenprinting paste, small tub of 500ml, Lascaux brand from Art Scene at University of NSW Art and Design shop, Paddington campus, or Art Scene shop in West Ryde.
Acrylic paints – buy only these brands Chromacryl or Matisse.
Basic colours – red, blue, yellow and white (one tube of each colour)
Additional colours may be purchased during the course, the teacher will advise. But if you already have some acrylic paints in any colours, bring them along.
Source materials

Bring in a good selection of interesting photographs, prints or drawings to turn into ideas for screen prints.

Collect them from any source but not bigger than A3 in size.

Printing paper

10x sheets of cartridge paper – A2
5x sheets of Stonehenge paper – 56x76cm

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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