Almost everyone has heard of screen printing, but you may not understand all the steps and materials/equipment necessary to get to the rewarding part. Pulling the squeegee for the final prints! So I teach 2 workshops using the photo emulsion process and water-based inks for creative individuals who are curious and want to learn how to screen print.
Please take a few minutes to go over the options below to see what fits your interest.
Curious About Screen Printing
Time: 2.5 hours / 5:30pm-8:00pm / Tuesdays / Monthly
Workshop Size: 4 attendees max / Age Requirement: 18+
Registration Fee: $75 includes Speedball instructional workbook, test shirt, and light snacks/beverages.
Overview: expose your design on pre-coated screens and screen print up to 4 fabric items you provide while learning the basics of using a manual T-shirt press. During the workshop I will also demonstrate all the steps necessary to prep screens for printing and reclaiming when finished.
This workshop provides a basic overview of the process and the equipment/materials necessary to set up at home using water-based inks.
Please Note: 90% of what is taught applies to plastisol inks and will discuss during the workshop.
Serious About Screen Printing
Time: 6 hours / 10:00am-4:00pm / Saturdays / Quarterly
Workshop Size: 4 attendees max / Age Requirement: 18+
Registration Fee: $225 includes Speedball instructional workbook, test shirt, paper, and lunch/beverages.
Overview: learn the entire process and screen print your own 2 unique designs on 8 sheets of paper and up to 6 fabric items you provide. During the workshop you will complete all steps necessary including screen prep, print registration, printing, screen reclaiming, curing shirts, etc. I will also demonstrate a 2-color fabric print, cover basic file set-up, trouble-shoot, and go into details on the equipment/materials necessary for screen printing using water-based inks.
This workshop provides a thorough hands-on experience of the entire process and includes 1 free Open Studio session.
Print Your Own Design: both workshop allow you to use your own 1-color art/design for the learning process. For the Saturday workshop you have the option to provide 2 unique designs; 1 for paper and 1 for fabric. Files are due a minimum of 2 days prior to the workshop or Ink Lounge will provide an image for you to learn the process. After you register a link will be sent with more information on acceptable file formats, sizes, and how to submit your design(s).
Image Rights: please review Ink Lounge Image Rights Policy to make sure your image adheres to the studio image usage policy.
Choose 1 Color of Ink: all designs are required to be 1-color but you get to choose your own ink color to screen print your design and items in that color. For the Saturday class, you will pick 1 color for paper and 1 color for fabric. All inks are water-based acrylics / plastisol inks are not used but will be discussed.
Bring Your Own Fabric Items / Paper is Provided: for fabric you are required to provide your own items (T-shirts, totes, tea towels, etc.) that must be flat with no pockets, zippers, etc. For the Tuesday workshop you may bring up to 4 fabric items. For the Saturday workshop you may bring up to 6 fabric items. For both workshops all items must all be the same type of item due to printing set-up. For example shirts can be different sizes/colors, but all the same style. For the Saturday workshop Ink Lounge provides various colors of cover weight paper and you will print 8 prints of your design.
Please Wear a Mask: due to the proximity and sharing of items, masks are currently required for all workshop attendees.
Wear Comfy Shoes: you will be on your feet 95% of the time on concrete floors.
Aprons Provided: screen printing is actually a fairly clean process, but I do have aprons to wear.
Meet the Instructor: workshops are taught by Stuart Alden, (that's me) owner of Ink Lounge and a graphic designer and artist who professionally screen prints event/music posters and art prints for local and national clients. I've also screen printed zillions of protest/social issue T-shirts, and have taught screen printing since 2008 to all ages and abilities.
Open Studio Availability: after completing either workshop you may schedule Open Studio to continue practicing and print your own projects. The only difference is after the T-Shirt workshop, you're required to add the Screen Prep module the 1st time in to complete your training.
Individual/Group Private Lessons: I do not offer individual lessons, but based on my schedule I may be able to teach the T-shirt workshop during weekdays between 10:00am-5:00pm. Cost is $600 and includes up to 6 participants.
Workshop Waitlist: if a workshop is full, email me your contact info and which class you're interested in and I'll let you know if a spot opens up.
Gift Card Option Available: I'll email a PDF to print with instructions on registering.
After registration please click on the above link to review instructions for file set-up and upload. Please do not upload files until you have officially registered for a workshop.
It's fine to visit ahead of time to get an idea of what to prepare. Files due a minimum of 2 working days before workshop.
You may receive a full refund with a 30 day notice, otherwise there are no refunds. If you are unable to fulfill your commitment, and provide 14 days notice before the workshop, you will be placed in the next available workshop. The option to move is only available as a one-time option. At any time you may gift to a friend to take your place. There are no refunds/rescheduling for not showing up to the workshop.