Spend a weekend learning how to screen print onto textiles in our fully equipped workshop and take home samples, t-shirts, and bags, printed with your own designs!
This fun, hands-on course will cover the whole screen-printing process – from preparing images and exposing them onto screens using the photo-emulsion process, to printing and fixing your designs using water-based, washable inks. Textile items are supplied, you may choose a combination of t-shirts and tote bags or fabric if you wish to print repeat images on and after the course construct into a fashion or furnishing item..
Great for hobbyists, those looking to learn a new skill or start a new textile product business!
Your tutor: Karen Stansfield
Karen Stansfield is a printmaker/maker who previously worked in television, theatre and the fashion industry. Karen recently completed a master’s in performance design at the University of Leeds where she explored the relationship between the audience and scenographic materials. Working from her home studio she explores the phenomenology of objects and materials using different printing methods onto textiles and paper.
This course is suitable for beginners and well as those looking to learn a new printmaking technique or wanting a process refresher.
Plain calico fabric, 2 plain white t-shirts and 2 calico tote bags are included in the course cost, and extra are available to purchase on the day in a range of men’s and women’s sizes. All basic materials such as inks, paper, tools, and equipment are included. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different or take some materials home to try out.
Covid-19 safety :
To comply with government guidance for COVID-19, we have made several changes to how we operate. As a result, our workshops and the way we run courses looks a little different. We have everyone’s safety as our main priority and although it might not be quite the same as it was before, your ability to get stuck in and enjoy a spot of printmaking remains the same. Added measures to keep you safe include:
- All courses working with reduced numbers and to government guidance in relation to social distancing
- Requesting that everyone in the workshop, if able, wears either a face covering, mask or a visor
- Hand sanitiser provided on entry and attendee details taken to ensure that ‘Track and Trace’ procedures can take place
- Removal of any shared equipment or materials wherever possible.
Full guidance on our Covid-19 policies and risk assessment can be found on our website here.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).
We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.
We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.
If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.
Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.
Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.