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Introduction to Textile Screenprinting

£70.00
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 8th February
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Alex Palmer

The perfect introduction to the world of textiles screenprinting.

Using your own hand drawn designs, learn how to expose them to screen, mix printpastes and print a variety of textiles samples.

A busy but enjoyable day to begin your textiles journey.

Course Structure

  • Welcome and introduction to the days activities.
  • Coat screens.
  • Look at artwork and redraw designs ready to be exposed onto screen.
  • Mix printpastes and consider colour palettes.
  • Expose designs onto screens.
  • Explore the use of stencils.
  • Combine stencils and exposed screens to create individual unique textiles samples.
  • Print your final design onto a tote bag.

    About the Tutor

    Alex Palmer graduated from Loughborough University in 2010 with a 2:1 BA Honours in Printed Textiles Design. Currently working at De Montfort University in the Printed and Dyeing Textiles department, Alex works closely with students introducing a variety of printing/dyeing techniques to enable the students to further develop their work.

    Alex also produces dyed/printed textiles outside of her usual work to keep her inspired and on trend with what is happening in the textiles industry. 

    Leicester Print Workshop 

    Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

    We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.

    Bookings

    Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

    Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

    In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

    Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 

    Concessions

    Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.