Textile Screen Printing

2 day course
29 & 30 April; 23 & 24 October 2020
10am to 4pm

£195 including most materials. Bring own textiles

Textile Screen Printing

Screen printing, sometimes called serigraphy or silk screen printing, uses the method of creating an image on paper or fabric by pushing ink through a screen mesh with areas blocked off by stencils. The stencils can be made from paper, drawing fluid, screen filler or a light sensitive emulsion.

On this two-day course you will learn how to create multi-coloured fabric designs using hand-drawn and photographic images. After creating your design, you will learn how to separate it into coloured layers. You will then transfer your design onto the screen using photo emulsion and learn how to set up the equipment, mix inks and use a squeegee to print on to your chosen fabrics. Focusing on image registration and placement on fabrics, you will learn how register your layers to print your final design. We provide fabric for testing but please bring your own tea towels, tote bags etc. They are readily available online - we recommend https://www.textiles4print.co.uk

Course structure
• Explanation of the process and looking at examples.
• Introduction to the equipment and how to set it up.
• Degreasing the screen and coating it with photo emulsion.
• Planning your design – colour separation, registration, fabric types.
• Using a variety of media to create a hand-drawn stencil on TruGrain.
• Exposing the images with UV light, washing out and post-hardening.
• Mixing inks – choosing your colour theme.
• Pulling the print.
• Registration with the acetate and on the board.
• Trouble shooting!
• Cleaning the screen and setting up for the next layer.

Experience level
Suitable for those with previous screen-printing experience or as a follow on to the Introduction to Screen courses.

Pre-course information
Any image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date

Maximum 5 places

How to book
• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received. If full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.


For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.