Explore screen printing onto blank tote bags and t-shirts. This one day workshop will cover the following;
- Preparing imagery for screen printing
- Coating & exposing screens
- Mixing inks
- Screen printing methods
- Heat setting/fixing inks to make them washable
You’ll come away from the session with some finished products with your own design screen printed onto them and a whole lot of knowledge to continue with your own projects.
Who is the workshop for?
This is ideal for complete beginners in screen printing or those who wish to gain an understanding of how to use the screen printing facilities at Leeds Print Workshop.
What will I make?
You’ll screen print your own t-shirt and tote bag to take home, as well as some textile sample pieces which can be used as wall hangings, cushions or future sewing projects.
Do I need to bring anything?
A plain t-shirt, a tote bag and some plain cotton pieces will be provided, along with all the equipment and materials for screen printing. If you have any cotton or linen fabrics, or other products such as plain tea towels feel free to bring these along. It will be useful to bring some black and white drawings or images with you to use as inspiration for your design.
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. She is passionate about bringing together a creative community in Leeds through the running and development of Leeds Print Workshop.
Our workshops and courses look a little bit different as we ensure safe procedures are in place in light of Coronavirus. The changes we have made include;
- Requesting that students attend the workshop with a mask or face covering
- Hand sanitiser provided on entry
- Shared aprons will not be provided so please bring your own apron or wear old clothes to the workshop
- Fewer participants on courses, or using a larger space in the building where possible for some courses
If I can’t attend can I get a refund?
We will refund you if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the first session of the course, after this time no refunds will be issued. Please note Eventbrite’s booking fee is non refundable. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.
What if the course is cancelled?
We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings or if lockdown measures are put back in place). 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.
Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible. By their nature, some printmaking processes involve an amount of physical effort. Leeds Print Workshop is based in a basement studio at Patrick Studios, a bespoke venue for artists operated by East Street Arts. It is fully wheelchair accessible, with a lift, larger than standard doors and disabled toilet facilities. We recognise that everybody’s accessibility needs may differ, therefore please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any concerns you may have before booking. There is one dedicated disabled car parking space to the side of the building on Rider Street.
Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.