UV screen printing at Print Haus!

There are countless ways to learn about Art beyond the classroom and enhance learning experiences within the subject. This was the rationale behind the recent sixth form Art trip to Print Haus in Cardiff. On Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th January our AS and A level students were given the opportunity to attend a screen printing course at Cardiff’s only community based screen-print workshop. The trip was subsidised via a Go and See grant awarded by the Arts Council for Wales, a scheme set -up for schools and learners to benefit from high-quality arts and cultural experiences outside the school and classroom environment. Pupils from both campuses spent the day learning about the process of UV printing, a form of digital printing that uses ultra-violet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. Pupils were given the opportunity to explore the whole process, from designing prints through to printing and stripping the final screen. They all came away with wonderful, personally signed prints. Designs ranged from woodland walks to Welsh miners and The Beatles and were derived from their current coursework themes. Pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn a new art technique in such an inspiring and professional environment.