WORKSHOPS

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INTRODUCTION TO SCREEN PRINTING ON TEXTILES
PHOTO STENCIL TECHNIQUE

2 day workshop
Saturday 20th + 27th February
10.30am – 4.30pm
Price €175, 6 places available

A 2-day course focusing on the photo stencil technique of screen printing (a durable semi permanent stencil). Participants will learn how to prepare and create b&w images for screen using hand drawn or digital imagery, as well as experimenting with different printed imagery, print surfaces, registration, colour-layering and mixing and much more. A thorough introduction for those wishing to begin screen-printing on fabric or those looking to refresh their skills.
A basic supply of materials is included in fee.

 
 
INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILE PRINTING TECHNIQUES
4 Monday evenings + 1 Saturday
Monday 4th, 11th, 18th + 25th April 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday 30th April 10.30am – 4.30pm
Price €210, 6 places available

An introduction to printed textiles covering all the basics and more to get you started in textile printing. You will explore a variety of printing techniques, including: block printing; screen-printing using paper stencils; screen-printing using the photo sensitive technique as well as screen and image preparation, colour mixing, and fixing and caring for printed fabrics. The course will equip you with a good understanding of all the processes involved, which most importantly can even be adapted for working on at home. Suitable for beginners. A basic supply of materials is included in fee.


 
 
REACTIVE DYES & DISCHARGE PRINTING
1 Day Workshop
Saturday 23 April
10.30am – 4.30pm
Price €120, 6 places available

An intensive 1-day workshop exploring the medium of reactive dyes and discharge printing through screen-printing and painted-screen techniques.
Reactive dyes are suitable for use with sheer or lightweight fashion fabrics as no residue is left behind that can change the handle of more delicate fabrics. In this session you will experiment with printing pastes and create samples on a variety of lightweight fabrics.
Discharge printing bleaches out a lighter image on a darker coloured ground and replaces with another colour. Using different dyed coloured grounds or existing prints: learn how discharge printing can achieve light or bright colours on dark backgrounds, creating striking and unusual results. A basic provision of materials for sampling is included in the above workshop.

 
 
OPEN ACCESS DAYS
Saturday 9th January 10.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 6th February 10.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 5th March 10.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 2nd April 10.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 7th May 10.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 11th June 10.30am – 4.30pm
Price €55, 4 places available per day

Print Block’s monthly open access day facilitates independent access to the studio for users with some printing experience. Technical support will be available on the day, however users are expected to work independently. For users new to the studio a brief induction will be given at the beginning of the session. Binder and emulsion are not included in fee, but available to buy on the day. A limited number of screens are available for use. Participants with own screens, please bring along.