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Explore the process of creating screenprint designs using stencil and direct application techniques, experimenting with print paste and thickened dyes to create your own unique textiles.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course you will learn various techniques for producing screen printed textile designs including mark-making, image layering and patternmaking. You will learn how to translate drawings into designs for textile, developing skills in composition, scale, mark-making and repeat. You will be taught how to screen print and will have acquired a basic knowledge in various dyes and processes including:

Working with Manutex and Procion dyes

Preparing fabric for printing

Printing using stencils

Creating repeat print textiles designs

Experimenting with direct dye screen printing

Curing your print designs.

You should expect to increase your confidence in drawing and to gain an understanding of positive and negative imagery, and layering which forms the basis of print design. You will be able to produce more complex designs as the course progresses and will have the opportunity to apply your designs to products.

Using a mix of group demonstrations, hand-outs and individual support the tutor will guide you through the process explaining the materials and teaching the screen printing techniques. You will receive individual support on your designs and how to realise your ideas as required.

On completion of this course you can expect to leave with a selection of screen printed samples and fabric designs and a finished product.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years and is open to beginners and improvers. 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.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities as 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.

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

MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Rosie Moss