In this class you will learn the basics of how to create a silkscreen for printing your own design on tea towels. The first part of the class will focus on different ways to create silkscreen positives and preparing your artwork for exposing onto a screen. We will then expose your artwork onto a screen, and after a short break you will print your own single colour design on your towels! To save time, we won’t be covering coating the screen with photo sensitive emulsion, which needs to cure for 24 hours before exposing artwork, but if you catch the screenprinting bug, you can easily catch up on this part later in a private instruction session!
All materials are provided, and no experience is necessary. The class runs for two weeks on Wednesday evenings, July 18 and 25, from 7-9:30pm.
Please come with an idea and sketches or printed out images to work from if possible. If you wish to do your designing in advance on the computer, ask us for detailed instructions on how to prepare digital artwork for screenprinting. You will be making a single screen for a one colour design, but you can print each towel in a different colour if you like, or experiment with mixing colours on the screen or creating gradients.
Three cotton tea towel blanks are provided as part of the class. If you wish to make a few additional prints (there is time for up to three) you can purchase additional towels for $6 each or you are welcome to bring a few of your own additional towels, t-shirts, or other fabric items to print on.
Space in the class is limited. To secure your spot in the class, a non-refundable deposit of 30% is required. Register in person at Levigator Press or call 519-991-4972, or click the REGISTER NOW button below to register and pay online.
Class prices are subject to HST.