Date and time
5 WEEK EVENING COURSE
THURSDAYS 26th OCTOBER – 23rd NOVEMBER
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Learn the basics of screen printing onto textiles on this 5 week evening class. You will be guided step-by-step through the screen printing process, gain confidence in using the technique independently and will produce a range of textile samples. You will be encouraged to layer colour, shape and pattern to develop interesting surface pattern designs. The course will cover using blank screens with stencils and the photo emulsion technique.
What experience do I need?
This is a mixed ability course for both complete beginners and those who wish to refresh their skills. Those with previous experience are welcome to attend the course to use and become familiar with our facilities.
What will I make?
You will produce a range of screen printed textile samples, approximately A3 in size. You will develop designs using multiple layers and colours.
If you wish to bring them along you will also be able to print onto plain cotton bags, tea towels or t-shirts.
Who is my tutor?
Kirstie Williams is a founding member of Leeds Print Workshop. She is a practising designer and printmaker creating both textile and paper based work.
She studied MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art in 2010 and completed a PGCE teaching qualification at the University of Huddersfield in 2014. Kirstie previously worked as an Associate Lecturer for Short Courses at Leeds College of Art, primarily teaching in adult education. She is passionate about bringing together a new creative community in Leeds through the running and development of Leeds Print Workshop.
Do I need to bring anything?
All screen printing equipment and a range of colours of pigment inks are provided.
We will provide small textile samples for printing during your first session but you will be required to bring along some plain cotton or linen fabrics for further printing. Your tutor can advise on suitable fabrics at your first session.
The course covers the cost of two screen exposures of up to A3 in size. If you produce more designs during the 5 weeks there is the option to purchase more screen exposures from the workshop. The cost of screen coating for up to A3 size is £2.50. You can also purchase a portfolio folder to take your prints home.
If I can’t attend can I get a refund?
We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the first session of the course.
What if the course is cancelled?
We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.
Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.