When I set out to create a studio space I always had the community in mind. I love teaching and sharing information. There are no secrets. Everyone has learned from someone and the only way we keep the craft alive is to teach it to others. I am ready to help you expand that hobby skillset, expand into a side-hustle or even start you on the path to a new career.check out MY workshop offerings!
When I set out to create a studio space I always had the community in mind. I love teaching and sharing information. There are no secrets. Everyone has learned from someone and the only way we keep the craft alive is to teach it to others. I am ready to help you expand that hobby skillset, expand into a side-hustle or even start you on the path to a new career.
This all-day (10-4) Saturday class takes you from zero to hero. Everything from coating screens, exposure, screen and press setup to inks and printing, this workshop is 100% hands-on all the way. Even down to the best part... clean up! Walk out of here a screen printing machine and fire up that new side hustle!
Maybe you did some screen printing in college and want to see what has changed (hint... not much) or you were always curious how "shirts were made." You might be looking to start up a side-hustle or maybe even make a career move. Start your journey here. a low barrier of entry. Great to see if it is something you want to explore more or just to add a notch to your hobbyist or crafting belt.
Bring in around 8-10 fabric based items unless otherwise stated. Lighter colors will work best. T-shirts, tote bags, pillowcases, tea towels, pullover hoodies, etc. No items such as thick towels, heavily textured materials or items with pockets and zippers, please. You can purchase blank T's from Michaels and AC Moore or bring items from home. You can also set up an account with online retailers like shirtspace.com. Don't be afraid to bring old shirts and items with printing on them as well. The results could be really cool!
Unless it is specifically stated we will be limiting things to a one-color print. You will need to pick the same ink color for all the items you bring. Bring all white or light colored fabrics for the best results and ink color selection. Though sometimes you get those unexpected pops of "wow!" when you try darker T's. Our Screen Print Multi-Color class is a 2 color printing class.
For Screen Print Starter you will be using studio art. For all other classes you can supply your own designs. We need hi-res artwork for you to get the best results. Adobe Illustrator is best. Vector artwork will scale as needed and create the sharpest film for your print. Once you have completed your artwork you need to color the entire artwork black with each of the 4 CMYK sliders pushed to 100%. Send the .Ai or .EPS file along. We are on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud. Photoshop files need to be hi-res and 300dpi.
Email your file by Thursday the week of your workshop. For vector artwork, send us a .ai or .eps file, and if bitmap a jpeg or pdf -300dpi and sized to how large you think you want it to print, no larger than 12"x14" (10" across is a good size) Please also bring it with you on a USB drive as a backup. Remember to outline any fonts and expand any strokes in Illustrator.
For those that do not send in art, we have some ready-to-go designs and all sorts of films that you can collage into your own unique piece. Please DO NOT take images free from the internet to bring in and print. Purchase any stock art and know that while you can print it you most likely cannot sell it so know that any art you may buy would best be used for your own use/gifting to others.
Screen printing can be a bit messy and we have aprons for you to wear, so dress comfortably and in some older clothes that you are willing to get inky.
At the moment, yes. But I will be introducing some design-based offerings in the bear future. They may be paired with screen printing such a design and print a poster or seasonal such as design and print your own christmas card. Be the first to know by signing up on my mailing list down there in the footer!