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Explore methods to design textiles through screen printing and heat press printing on this weekend taster course.

Learn theory about simple repeating patterns, colour mixing pigments, using permanent and impermanent stencils, and how to use screens to print simple designs on fabric. Use heat reactive dyes to paint, texture and collage papers for use in the heat press, printing designs onto man-made fabrics. 

What will you learn on this course?

On this course you will learn how to screen print fabric using stencils and heat-fixable screenprint inks and how to use disperse dyes to create hand-painted, textured or cut papers to heat press fabric from.

You will acquire knowledge of:

  • Printing with heat-fixable screenprint inks
  • Making and using permanent and impermanent stencils
  • Collaging, painting and printing with Disperse heat-reactive dyes
  • How to make a simple repeat pattern

At the end of the day you will leave with a selection of fabric samples for reference or inclusion in your future projects.

The tutor will use a mix of group demonstrations, individual support and the examples from her own print design practice to guide you through the process explaining the materials and teaching the printing techniques.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years and is open to beginners. You don’t need any previous experience of screenprinting as full instruction and guidance is given, however you should have a keen interest in drawing and textiles.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities and a support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Bring in inspiring sources to work from such as sketchbooks, photographs and images with an emphasis on simple imagery which you could cut out with scissors or a scalpel.

You should wear old clothes and bring an apron to work in.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Claire Leggett