Tue, 12 Feb | In Bristol Studio

Introduction to Screen Printing onto to Fabric 5 Week Course

This is an exciting introductory course to screen printing onto fabric for fashion, interiors or just for fun!
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Introduction to Screen Printing onto to Fabric 5 Week Course

Time & Location

12 Feb 2019, 18:30 – 12 Mar 2019, 21:00
In Bristol Studio, Great Western Lane, Bristol BS5 9BB, UK

About The Event

Introduction to Textiles Print Design

N*of weeks: 5 weeks

Time: 18:30 pm- 21.00pm

In Bristol Studio: Print Room

An introduction to screen-printing through photosensitive emulsion stencils & paper stencils on to fabric.

About the Course

An introduction to screen-printing through photosensitive emulsion & paper stencils onto fabric. This will be a varied course with as much guidance, tutoring and direction as you need but also the opportunity to work in a self-directed way.

Week 1 & 2: You will be led through all processes with the chance for experimenting.

Week 3 & 4: You have the opportunity to take a more self-directed approach to the work, developing personal ideas through discussions, reflection and critique.

Week 5: The final week will be focussing on final outcomes.

You will be able to take all work produced in the classes home with you at the end of the course.

What will I learn?

During the workshop you will experiment with a range of different textile print techniques, using your own photosensitive emulsion stencils on your silkscreen, drawn or found images. These images will be turned into a photographic stencil to create a finished piece of printed textiles for example scarves or cushion covers, t-shirts.

• You will be taught how to prepare images

• Screen preparation

• Pigment preparation with opaque and translucent binders

• Identifying fabrics

• Repeat Design: put pattern into repeat or placement motifs

• You will be provided with all sample fabrics but for your final piece, it's up o you to source your chosen fabric.

How will the course be delivered?

You will be based in Print Studio, where you will develop your creative ideas and print your own fabric. Selina uses a multidisciplinary approach to screen-printing and encourages originality of ideas. She will support you in developing a good standard of print and also allow you to experiment in creative ways until you achieve a result you’re happy with.

How will I know how I am doing?

At the start of the course, we discuss your ideas and intended outcome. There will be constant supervision and group critiques of the work produced. There will be specific aims and objectives for the first two weeks. Week 3-5 guidance throughout the classes as you develop your ideas, one-to-one for specific guidance on your final outcome.

Do I need any experience?

Students of all experience are welcome. No previous experience is necessary.

What do I need to bring to my first class?

• An idea on what you like to achieve. You can bring images but necessary for the first two weeks.

• Basic Stationery: Notebook and pen to take notes with.

• Extra fabric or items you would like to print on.

• All other equipment and protective clothing is provided.

Are there any extra costs?

Dinky will provide materials for sampling and all textile inks that are necessary for the workshop, however, we do have textiles items you can purchase such as t-shirts and specialist fabrics.

What can I do next?

These are some other courses run by Dinky Screens:

• Textiles Print Design and Dyes Workshop

• Purchase your own screen printing

• Cyanotype workshop

• Drop-in Session

About The Tutor:

Selina Carr has over 14 years’ experience working in the textiles industry as an artist and teacher. She is the creator of Dinky Screen, screen printing supplier & currently co-runs the print department at SGS WISE and constantly pushes students to achieve at high levels. She encourages experimentation in her own and students work and has extreme enthusiasm for developing new print techniques and discovering unexpected results.

  • Deposit Screen Printing
  • Full Payement
  • Buddy Up Int Screen Printing

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