Learn the basics of screen printing, from burning an image onto a screen to transferring that image onto a surface (paper, fabric, undies, perhaps?) You’ll learn how to coat a screen and burn an image onto it using a vacuum exposure unit. You will also learn how to use a press (tabletop and tee shirt press) to transfer images. There are over 18 water soluble ink colors for you to use in your printing. You will work with our house screens, which include rad images such as fun phrases, spirit animals, popular graphics and others to choose from. You will walk out of this class understanding the basics of ONE COLOR printing, as well as an understanding of how to print at home or other printing spaces in the city. We supply several cool papers, patches and have some fun things for sale that you can print on (such as tees, totes and koozies). This class is a great starter class, but it is not to be substituted for a multiple-week, intensive course. It will review the basics and give you some hands-on experience with screen printing. This class includes one hour of instruction/demo and two hours of time to print, work with the instructor on pulling images, explore, and get creative!
PLEASE NOTE: This is a great starter class to dip your toes into the world of screen printing. However, as you will learn, screen printing is a complicated process, involving alot of expensive (and easy to ruin) equipment. This class does NOT offer custom screens, but instead, utilizes our library of house screens with hundreds of images. Printing is something that takes time to learn, so don’t expect to come out with your own tee shirt line after the first time! But DO expect to have some fun and learn about this amazing printing technique. Supplies Needed:
None, but but feel free to bring extra fabric, paper, canvases, pillowcases, aprons, t-shirts or other goodies if you would like to screen Workshop images onto them to take home. We do offer limited items for sale that you can purchase to print. The rules / important stuff:
We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy
- this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy
. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
. ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.