Screenprint on Fabric

Come learn how to create your own powerful designs and print them on fabrics of your choice! Students will be introduced to the steps in the screen-print process for printing on fabric. From motifs on T-shirts to repetitive patterns on yardage, students will experiment with surface design for fiber art, fashion, or home decor. Hand-drawn and computer-based imagery techniques will be explored. This class is appropriate for both screen printers who want to expand into working with fabric, and for fiber enthusiasts who wish to delve into silkscreen at either the beginner or intermediate levels.

Please note that this classroom is accessible by stairs only.

This Monday class is eight sessions in order to accommodate the two holidays that occur during the winter term: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21, and Presidents’ Day, February 18. The class will not be held on these days and there will not be no makeup sessions.

Required supplies:

  • Bring a sketchbook* and something to sketch out ideas on the first night of class. Please begin searching out motifs or patterns which inspire you to add to your sketchbook.

  • Pencils*, sharpie markers*

  • Speedball textile water-based ink in preferred colors

  • USB thumb drive for image files

  • Apron or smock to protect your clothing

  • Cotton t-shirts or other clothing items. All fabric should be natural fiber, and all should have minimal surface texture.

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10 percent discount on art supply purchases.