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Screen-Printing Workshops

Sorry, we have closed our Brisbane studio so are no longer teaching classes!

 

CHOOSE FROM 1 DAY, 2 DAYS or NEW 4 DAYS WORKSHOPS

1-Day class (Basic), 2-Days (Printing Yardage)

and 4 Days (Design your own Repeat and Print your Fabric plus experiment further on Day 4)

All classes are personally taught by me (Thea Samios) with a maximum of 6 persons per class to ensure personal attention.

Your fee (see costs further down) covers tuition,  fabric, inks, equipment used, biscuits and caffeine plus on-going support! 

Classes runs from 9.30 am - 3.30 pm on all days.

Day 1: An Introduction to Screen-Printing

You will learn how to print like a pro and we will cover the following:

  • How to cut a stencil for screen-printing - using your own designs
  • Pressure and angle matter
  • Which inks and mesh size to use for best results
  • How to correctly wash your screen
  • Different types of film positives you can create for screen exposure
  • List of suppliers provided
  • How to mix inks and keep a colour recipe book
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Day 2: Screen-Printing Yardage (with a partner)

NOTE: You must have completed our Day 1 Class first.

We are the only studio in Brisbane that screen-prints fabrics in repeat. Using the traditional method of 2 people printing together with large screens. This is a rare opportunity for you to learn in just one day how it's done.

You will learn:

  • How to put fabric designs into 2-way & 4-way repeats
  • How to set up and register a new screen
  • How to set up metal stops for repeating printed designs
  • How to screen-print consistently with a partner using large screens
  • How to heat-set fabrics with a Textile Tunnel Dryer
  • How to set up your own screen-printing table & studio

screen printing class

There will be plenty of hands-on experience in this course. Pictured (from July 2012 class) is Gabriella Kosztolanyi. Thea Samios on right.

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Days 3 & 4: Design and Print your Own Design in Repeat

NOTE: You must have completed Day 1 & Day 2 Classes first. This class is quite intensive so I have limited the number or participants to only 4 to ensure personal attention!

print your own repeat

Juliet Mackie from our first 'Print your own design in repeat' workshop

Expanding on what you have learnt in Day 2, you are now ready to work on designing your own repeat fabric and then screen-print it!

Calico will be provided for you or you can choose to upgrade to one of our lovely linen fabrics.

You will learn:

  • How to place your original drawings into a repeated design
  • How to cut your screen design with Ezi-Cut **
  • How to set up your fabric to repeat print on your own (no partner)
  • How to print with a second colour/ design if you choose
  • Heat-set your fabrics with our Textile Tunnel Dryer
  • Further experiment and practise your printing on Day 4

** Ezi-Cut Stencil with your design is yours to take home and reuse.

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. Only 6 places available per Day 1 & 2

and only 4 places allocated for Days 3 & 4.

$330 for Day 1 and $250 per day for Days 2, 3 & 4

 

Total for the 2 days is $580

++Cancellations with full refunds will only be accepted 1 week prior to the class unless a replacement is found for your place after that date.

To book, choose each date from the drop-down menu below. There are only 6 places for each so PayPal will not allow overbooking. I will confirm your booking by email. Contact me if you prefer not to use PayPal.

COST INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS AND ON-GOING SUPPORT

OPTIONAL! We are offering 2 days of work experience for you to practise your new yardage printing skills in the studio with us. For students who have

 

 
 
   
 
 
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