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Silk Screen Printing Techniques Workshop 2017

£110.00

This Silk Screen Printing Techniques workshop commences ONLINE on Monday 3rd July 2017 lasting for 3 full weeks.  It consists of a series of emails, videos, PDFs and blogs which will guide you through the silk screen printing process.  Please check out the SUPPLIES INFORMATION HERE

It seems crazy to suggest that you can do this at home – silk screen printing has the reputation of needing vast amounts of equipment; huge screens, big washout areas, exposure units etc.  Well I take a much more accessible approach: learn my techniques in step by step guides.

Session 1 – equipment and setting up a suitable studio space
Session 2 – mixing dyes and printing pastes
Session 3 – printing technique: stencils
Session 4 – printing technique: flour paste
Session 5 – printing technique: monoprinting
Session 6 – printing technique: breakdown
Session 7 – processing your cloth
STOP PRESS!!! bonus session – DIY exposure unit!!! So straight forward, so useful!

It has been a great way to learn the techniques – I can't think of any constructive criticism to give – it has been a well planned and structured programme and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

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This Silk Screen Printing Techniques workshop commences ONLINE on Monday 3rd July 2017 and consists of a series of emails, videos, PDFs and blogs which will guide you through the silk screen printing process.

It seems crazy to suggest that you can do this at home – silk screen printing has the reputation of needing vast amounts of equipment; huge screens, big washout areas, exposure units etc. well I take a much more accessible approach: learn my techniques in step by step guides.

This is a technique based workshop, so an ability to draw or design isn’t essential. There are downloadable images to print off and use as visual inspiration – but you can work from your own imagery too.

Session 1 – equipment and setting up a suitable studio space
Session 2 – mixing dyes and printing pastes
Session 3 – printing technique: stencils
Session 4 – printing technique: flour paste
Session 5 – printing technique: monoprinting
Session 6 – printing technique: breakdown
Session 7 – processing your cloth

STOP PRESS!!! Session 8 – bonus session – DIY exposure unit!!! 

Information will be sent to you during the first 5/7 days of the workshop, but you will have access to the password protected blog/videos etc for 3 weeks, so you can take your time and re-watch videos as required. [you will need suitable computer based skills to access information – answering emails, engaging on line, uploading images.]

Interaction with your fellow students via a Facebook group is encouraged and this will be a key point of contact and feedback, here you can share images of your results and get that all important support from me.

Find the requirements list  HERE – it’s not too long, you may already have some items.

 

Here’s how Jackie felt about her experience:

The videos are brilliant – very clear and easy to follow. Just enough information to be able to get started without overwhelming my limited brainspace! I have to admit to feeling a bit pressured at first when the workshops came thick and fast, but once I started, I found it was good to have all the information at hand when I needed it, rather than having to wait for more to come, so I think getting it all upfront was great – I just needed to calm myself and do it at my own pace!

Although I would have liked to be able to do a workshop with other people around (always great to share ideas and experiences), this has been an invaluable alternative – I have certainly been able to take more time perhaps to consider what I have done before I make the next move, without knowing I have to complete it all by the end of the day, so I have probably spent more time on it than I would have done on a workshop. However, I have tried to treat it like one of your studio workshops and learn the techniques without getting bogged down in developing ideas at this stage. The course has been fantastic for this and I have been inspired by what I have learned – I had never done breakdown printing or used flour paste before, and I am wowed by them both – cant wait to develop them further.

It has been a great way to learn the techniques – I can’t think of any constructive criticism to give – it has been a well planned and structured programme and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Great value, great education and great inspiration!!

Thank you very much for a wonderful time with stimulating ideas and a wealth of inspiration! 

And Caroline:

I have been inspired by you: your online workshops helped me overcome being locked in my house with depression. In one year I’ve built a workshop, printed with two old screens and sold my first thousand pounds worth of work.
I can’t thank you enough. Everyone who’s finding it tough should try your online workshops.

A comparable studio workshop would be between £120 – £180, plus your travel and accommodation costs – learning online represents significant savings and can offer you more time to full absorb the information.  If there are any other workshop you would like to see translated in this way, please let me know your thoughts.

Reviews

  • The online screen printing workshop has been excellent. Have wanted to try this medium out for ages, have found videos and info just right for me to get started. I can now begin exploring in my own time. All Dionnes workshops that I have recently completed have been excellent and I would thoroughly recommend them.
    Marian

  • A truly fulfilling, creatively challenging, hands-on, inky experience! Silk screen printing was a totally new departure for me. Dionne’s videos showed me ‘how’ to work and continued practise paid off! Getting gloopy hands, scraping, colour mixing is all part of the fun. There is no better feeling than a sense of accomplishment looking at a successful print.
    Thanks Dionne – truly great course, your feedback has been so helpful.
    I must also pass on my eternal thanks to all my Facebook buddies who regularly posted, supported, asked questions and provided me with a host of ideas across the 3 weeks. Lovely group spirit.

  • I would highly recommend this workshop online. It was most enjoyable and quality of workshop was excellent with Dionne being most helpful . It was creative fun and so accessible for anyone that would be interested in igniting their creative spark!
    A big thank you to Dionne!

    (verified owner)

  • an excellent course, very enjoyable with easy instructions. as always Dionne was encouraging and helpful. Everyone posted creative and stunning results.

  • I took a 3- workshop bundle, for two particular reasons. First, the sketchbook, drawing for textiles, and (especially) screen printing workshops sounded interesting and useful. Second, I needed something to get me back into my studio on a more regular schedule. Dionne’s workshops more than fulfilled these needs. They were enjoyable and full of information and feedback. I learned from comments directed to my own work and and to those of my classmates.
    I have recommended these workshops to my friends and associate at the Canadian Embroiders’ Guild London, and will continue to follow Dionne’s work and will consider taking more of her workshops.
    Thank you so very much, Dionne. I enjoyed every minute I spent in your “class”!

  • Thank you so much Jacqueline – I’m really glad my workshops have got you going again & thank you so much for the recommendations! Very Kind x

  • I’ve found this a very helpful course indeed. The instruction videos were extremely clear and encouraging , and the overall planning and pacing of the course worked very well for me – ie no new info in the last week, but time to practice…and practice some more….. with the company and support of the Facebok group. Dionne herself was very encouraging and quick to answer any queries about my fumbling first attempts. I’d strongly recommend this course – it’s also excellent value for money.

    (verified owner)

  • Although I didn’t have time to do as much printing as I’d hoped I’ve still learnt a lot from this course. I now feel confident using the screen and dyes and can see how I can develop the tecniques on my own. Dionne is positive and encouraging and it’s great being able to ask questions when you feel unsure. Would definitely recommend!

    (verified owner)

  • I was attracted to the screen printing course because I had always thought it was something I would have to do in a class/studio with tons of equipment. Dionne proved it’s possible to do it at your kitchen table! I loved this course as it showed 4 different methods of screen printing on fabric and gave me the confidence to try and use them in my own designs. The Facebook group was also helpful and added a whole other dimension of contact with people trying out the very same things! Thanks Dionne.

    (verified owner)

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