Traditional Screen Printing on Fabric

Short course

    Create your own print designs on fabric with our screen printing evening class.

    • Learn how to coat a screen and transfer your designs onto fabric.
    • Experiment with colour and mark making.
    • Get the chance to experiment with various fabrics.

    Learn the core principles of screen printing on fabric during this ten-week evening class in Bath. Gain the knowledge and techniques you'll need to create your own printed designs on fabric, and learn how to use relevant equipment in a supportive workshop setting.

    You'll begin by exploring colour and mark making, before moving on to experiment and create two-colour designs on fabric.

    Workshop dates and times: 

    • February 4 - April 7 2020
    • 6:00pm-9:00pm

    About your tutor

    Simon Cooper has extensive professional experience in hand printing and textile dyeing. He’s been a technical demonstrator at Bath Spa University for over 20 years, working with students to support and inform them practically and creatively at all levels of study.


    What you'll do

    • Week one
      Introduction to paper stenciling and use of one colour to print.
    • Week two
      Learn how to coat a screen. Look at ways to make marks onto tracing paper and transfer these onto a screen.
    • Week three
      Using your designs, you'll have the chance to experiment with colour.
    • Week four
      We'll look at how to create a two-colour design using images on tracing paper, and learn a simple registration method.
    • Week five
      Continue printing using two colours, and experimenting with registration.
    • Weeks six to ten 
      You'll be able to print your own fabric using the different techniques.


    The course will take place at our Sion Hill campus in Bath.


    The fee for the programme is £195 inclusive of inks, but not inclusive of fabrics.

    What to bring

    You need to bring about a meter of plain white fabric, this can be anything you want, e.g. cotton, linen or silk, but not something that has already been printed on. 

    You'll also need to bring:

    • Black maker pens of different sizes
    • Artists' pencils
    • An apron
    • Pots with lids, so that you can keep the colours that you’ve mixed throughout the course
    • Lots of design ideas.

    Please wear old clothing and closed footwear (no open sandals). Long hair must be tied back for safety reasons.

    You can bring your own lunch, or eat at Café Sion. Light refreshments are provided.


    To book, or if you have any questions, please contact

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