Textiles Printing Level 1

£350.00

This 8 weeks course is ideal for those who has a special interest in textiles or screen-printing and would like to take this interest further using a variety of fabric, dyes and inks to achieve different effects and finishes, i.e. pigment, devore, discharge, illuminated discharge.

This course also includes an introduction to creating repeat patterns and an overview of the basics for screen and fabric preparation, so will suit any skill and experience level.

Participants will get the opportunity to discuss their objectives at the beginning of the course, so subjects learned throughout can be tailored to a specific project or question you have in mind. You will also get plenty tutored/ supervised studio practice time throughout this course, with a peer & tutor critique/ review throughout the course.

There will be plenty time for play & experimentation, with the help of an experienced tutor on hand to ask questions while getting real-time experience of what it’s like to create in a printing studio.

Classes will run every Wednesday from 6-9pm for 8 weeks. Dates will be dependent upon the term you’ve selected on the dropdown menu.

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What will you learn in Textiles Printing Level 1?

  • The basic principles of screen-printing on fabric/ textiles, tools and equipment introduction & good studio working etiquette
  • The basic process of selecting, creating artwork/ stencil for your screen, i.e. creating your artwork on kodatrace/ transparency
  • Screen preparation & reclamation
  • Screen coating & exposure.
  • Colour matching and ink mixing using pigment dyes, discharge and devore.
  • Introduction to repeat patterns and creating repeats for printing
  • Fixing/ finishing your printed fabric

What’s included?

  • Plain cotton, discharge, devore fabric (approx. 50x50cm each)
  • Printing dyes/ inks required for use for the duration of the course
  • Photo-emulsion
  • Koda-trace/ drafting film to fit 1x A2 screen (or equivalent)
  • Gum tape
  • Newsprint
  • A2 screen x 1 (or equivalent size)
  • Lightbox and Exposure Unit
  • Squeegees
  • Dyes and printing paste-mixing paraphernalia
  • Aprons + PPE
  • Course handouts and printing recipes covered during the course
  • Light refreshments

What do you need to supply/ bring yourself?

  • Inspiration/ rough idea of what you want to do for your 8 weeks project
  • Old clothes to print with (you will get messy!) + Wellyboots (optional)
  • Any fabric of your choice to test, to last you for the duration of the course
  • Masking tapes (widths: 50mm + 25mm)
  • Sketchbook
  • Tracing paper
  • Sharpie/ opaque black markers, black acrylic paints
  • Gouache paints (for ideas development)
  • Scalpel with blades

Due to the amount of information covered in this course, you will be expected to do some of the research work and drawings in your own time. Additional materials can also be purchased on the day.

By booking into our courses, you are agreeing to our terms & conditions.

Additional Information

Term Time

Feb-Mar, Apr-Jun, Aug-Sept, Oct-Dec

Booking Numbers

Minimum number: 4 people
Maximum number: 7 people

If we do not meet the minimum booking number, then we reserve the right to either cancel or modify existing bookings made as according to our T&C. We will not make any changes without informing or consulting you beforehand.

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