Create, screen and block print your own designs on fabric! (5 day)

Express your identity and have some fun creating your own unique designs and images and printing them – by hand – on 100% cotton cloth. In this workshop you will learn how to do silkscreen printing as well as block printing.

July 1- July 5
July 15- July 19
August 26- August 30


    Mass produced items clutter an already over-stocked market and it is hard to find unique, once-off, hand-made products characterised by individuality, quality and style. This five-day-workshop offers you the chance to print five multi-colour items of 60 x 60 cm.

    No previous experience is needed and all materials are provided.

    To find out more about this course, you can get in touch with the facilitator on ekruger@iafrica.com



    MODULE 1

    Theoretical background on:
    – the concept of stencilling;
    – appropriate tools and materials, processes and fibres;
    – colour and repeat pattern.
    Tips on how to establish your own studio at home.
    Learn to prepare an impromptu paper stencil and how to handle a squeegee and print regular repeats
    in multi-colour. (Print 1)

    MODULE 2

    Design an organic image and do a multi-colour scatter print. (Print 2)

    MODULE 3

    Design a bold image and do regular repeat prints in black. Print positive and negative spaces of the image.

    MODULE 4

    Manipulate the previous stencil and add colour and image variation to the black print to create a multi-colour item. (Print 3)

    MODULE 5

    Theoretical background on:
    – the concept of stamping;
    – appropriate tools and materials, processes and fibres.

    Design a square symmetrical image, cut from lino and do a regular repeat print with an overprint in second colour positioned alternatively.

    MODULE 6

    Design an edge for image used in module 5, cut as negative and print around edge or print. (Print 4)

    MODULE 7

    Create your own combination of your images using your silkscreen stencils and/or your cut lino blocks to print and overprint as you wish. (Print 5)

    Whats Included

    Your fees include:
    Tuition, materials*, excursions*, refreshments and lunches during the course. Accommodation, dinners, and transport at own cost.
    *Applicable to certain courses. See individual course pages for details.

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