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