Screenprinting a.k.a. silkscreening provides participants with the ability to print photos, designs, logos, or text onto any medium you like. It’s simple to learn, and has boundless possibilities. This four part workshop will equip you with the knowledge and tools to create your own 2-colour design and reproduce it to your heart’s content. No previous experience required!
Class Instructor and resident screen printing expert: Jamie Q!
Course fee is $239 + HST
Basic fabric and ink are included. There is an optional $35 fee per screen if you would like to keep your screen(s) after the class.
Class Outline: (4 weeks, 3 hours/class)
Class One – Screen Prep and Printing: demonstration of the printing process including screen preparation, ink mixing, printing, and clean-up. Practice printing with the demo screen. Learn different methods for making a print-ready image. Look at some examples of screenprinted projects.
Class Two – Multiple Colours: Learn techniques to prepare a multiple-colour print including registration, over-printing, and different ways to prepare your image. Bring drawings, digital image files on a USB drive, or your own laptop. Start planning how you want to print your image.
Class Three – Your Own Project: Bring your own image, prepare your screen(s), and start printing!
Class Four – Finish Printing: Print your second colour to complete your project. (Optionally, you can print another 1-colour image.)
Some fabric will be provided to print on, but you might want to also bring nice paper, blank t-shirts, tote bags, fabric, tea towels, pillowcases, or other materials to decorate with your very own design.
Techniques: Screenprinting, stencils, digital graphic design techniques, overprinting, registration, printshop safety
Supplies: All necessary inks, chemicals, and some basic fabric will be provided. Feel free to bring your own materials to print on as well. You have the option to keep your screens for yourself after the class is over ($35 fee per screen).
Please note: Make-up classes will NOT be offered for this class. You will be responsible for any classes missed. Please ensure that you are available during the class dates and times.
***Class registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel you class, you can use your credit towards a different class date or towards materials from our retail space. There is a $35~ fee for classes cancelled or changed with less than 7 days notice from your registered start date.