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Discover multi-colour screen printing and print your own item

6 hours of experimenting with Sarah

Knowledge in screen printing

Your screen printed item

£89

per person

The workshop in detail

  • 6h
  • 1 to 4 participants
  • 15 years min.
  • Throughout this workshop, you'll be guided through the fascinating art of screen printing.

    Sarah, your experienced host, will introduce you to the world of print design and set the stage for an exciting day ahead. She'll share insights about her studio, creating a warm and inspiring atmosphere.

    First thing, it's time to prepare your screen. You will clean and condition it, ready for the emulsion covering which will allow your drawing to be translated onto the surface. 

    Once your newly coated screen is drying, it's time to draw your design on paper. You can go simple with mark-making and geometric shapes, or come prepared with a sketch you would like to translate onto the screen. You are encouraged to try all ideas here, it's a chance to find your unique style! In the screen printing process, you create colour and depth through printing separate layers. You can print up to 3 colours during this workshop with Sarah's help, it's a great opportunity to delve into the process.  

    Once a decision has been made, it's time to re-draw your final design onto tracing paper, ready to be 'exposed' onto the screen. Your artwork positive is placed between the machine's light source and the screen, and through the light-sensitive emulsion, your design is transferred.

    During your lunch break, you can explore the culinary delights that Brockley has to offer. It's the perfect opportunity to recharge and socialise with fellow participants.

    Now for the really fun part of experimenting with your screen! You will learn how to make up your coloured print binders from Sarah's huge array of pigments. Then you can try the printing yourself, layering up different colours. You can start with printing on paper and eventually, you will progress onto Sarah's array of items available; t-shirts, tote bags and fabrics. You can choose your item you would like to print on and take home. 

    As the workshop concludes, you'll leave with not only a wealth of new knowledge but also a beautifully designed and hand-printed item —a tangible expression of your artistic journey and a unique addition to your wardrobe or home! 

    Workshop location

    The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.

    This place is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Additional information

    Language of the workshop

    English

    Practical information

    Complimentary tea, coffee and water will be provided during the workshop to keep you refreshed and hydrated.

    Bring your own lunch or explore the delightful dining options in the lively neighbourhood of Brockley during the lunch break.

    Wecandoo - Meet Sarah

    Meet Sarah

    Textile Printer

    Sarah is nothing short of an expert in the world of textile design. She graduated with distinction from Chelsea College of Art with an MA in Textile Design and has a first class BA Honours in Printed Textiles and Surface Design from the University of East London. 

    Sarah has years of experience working as a print and dye technician before opening her Studio in the creative South East London community of Brockley.

    Sarah's knowledge, experience and creativity are ever present in her studio and her creations. 

    But Sarah's artistry extends beyond her studio. She's a firm believer in ethical practices and community collaboration. Her studio isn't just a workspace; it's a haven for like-minded designers seeking a place to create. 

    For Sarah, the joy of sharing her craft with others is paramount. Her workshops are not just lessons; they are celebrations of creativity. She's passionate about making the creative journey enjoyable for everyone and encourages experimentation. 

    Step into Sarah's workshop, and you'll find yourself in a world of imagination. It's a large, inviting space tucked away in a quiet mews alongside other skilled artisans. Here, imagination knows no bounds, and the possibilities are limitless.

    Sarah is friendly, knowledgeable and creatively ingenious. She's not just an artisan; she's an inspiration in the world of textile design.

    1 comment

    Holly W
    HW

    Holly W

    5/22/2024

    I absolutely loved Sarah’s screen printing workshop. I specifically wanted to do a print making class where you could use multiple colours, as most online were only offered in black and white! Sarah let us choose any colours we wanted, and we could do up to four layers on our screens, creating great depth to our designs. I love my new hand printed tote bag and I’m wearing it around with pride! Now I’m choosing which workshop to do next…! Also highly reccomend Good as Gold for a delicious lunch.

    £89

    per person