Textile Printing Taster Course
21st April 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 12th May 2020 @ 8:30 pm| £100
Join Jenna Coulthard of Bobenna Design in the Spinning Mill Studios for an introductory course to textile printing!
Tuesday evenings in April 21st and 28th April, 5th and 12th May
This 4 week block of sessions will explore different textile printing techniques. You will learn about textile design and screen-printing methods so you can build confidence for personal projects.
Week 1: Stencil Screen Printing: Still Life
The first half of this session will involve drawing using collage from still life. You will then develop these drawings into stencils to be printed onto fabric. You will learn how to mix & test colours for fabric printing and use these colours to print a 3 layer screen-print.
Week 2: Exposed Screen Printing: Nature
This week we will learn about exposing images onto screens and create repeat patterns to be printed onto fabric. After a walk through and demonstration of printing exposed layers onto a large piece of fabric you will draw and design a tea towel with the group, and collectively design a repeat pattern to be printed in next weeks session.
Week 3 Testing testing: Text
Following on from the last session we will print the tea towel design and repeat pattern designed last week. You will also try a screen-filler technique that is perfect if you want to keep printing at home with minimal equipment and space. You will use the technique to design and print a t-shirt.
Week 4: Freestyle
This session gives you the freedom to explore the printing techniques learnt over the past 3 weeks. Feel free to bring something along if have something you want to print e.g. a pillow- case, tote, T Shirt. We will also have some items you can purchase to print e.g. linen napkins. You will have the whole session to explore the techniques in more depth and can explore printing more layers, overlaying different colours and combining techniques.
Suitable for beginners or refreshers. Adults only.
£5 material charge per session.
Free Parking. Lift access