Talking Points: What is Screenprint?

A collection of imagery and sources designed to introduce children to the process of screenprint.

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Screenprint

Teachers Notes

Screen print is a printing process in which a mesh (silk screen) is used to transfer ink to a surface such as paper or fabric. An image is exposed into the mesh with UV light. Once exposed some areas of the mesh will be blocked and some will allow ink to pass through.

Watch the video below to show children the process in action before trying our Screen Print Classroom Hack.

Screenprinting Work by Theresa Easton

Theresa Easton, Screenprints and Silk Screen

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