Beginning Ink: Fabric
Time: 10:00am-4:30pm (or about 5 hours for a private lesson)
Address: 29 S Fox Street, Denver CO 80223
This one day workshop will cover the basics of screenprinting on T-Shirts where upon completion you'll be 95%* certified to use open studio to print your own projects. We'll cover art, film prep, screens, mesh, emulsion, squeegees, inks, exposure, registration - pretty much everything you need to know to get up and printing. The morning session starts with some of the basics and demonstrations. Then we'll continue by preparing your art, exposing screens during lunch and spend the afternoon printing..
Image Rights * Please take a moment to read our image rights policies.
Printing: You’ll be printing 8 prints of a single image you send or select from our library. Maximum size of print is 10x10 and you will use the same ink color on all the shirts you bring. We also have a demonstration where you’ll learn the 2-color registration process using one of our images that is set-up for 2-color printing.
T-Shirts: please bring 6-8 T-shirts for printing your own art - we do not supply shirts as individuals have varied taste in color, fit, etc.
Art: Maximum art size is 10x10. If you want to set up your art beforehand and work in Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign - line art works best, but feel free to design something with type and mixed line drawings or solids. Please do not use photographs or full color illustrations as your art needs to be a high-contrast B&W that is free of tonal ranges, gradients, etc.
We have a template setup if you are familiar in the programs – if not please just send the image file.
Template: Click here to download PDF of template
Page size is set to 11x17, maximum art size for this workshop is 10x10
Email your file by noon the Friday of the workshop: Send us a B&W jpeg or pdf / 300dpi / no bigger than 10x10 inches. Please also bring it with you on a USB drive just in case. Remember to outline fonts - we are mac based, using the Creative Cloud. For those that do not send in art we have some fun images here you can use (1800s-1950s) that are good for learning the process.
Email File: Click Here
NOTE: You are required to send/bring art or choose art from our selection in order to keep the workshops on time, as we do not create art on site.
What to Wear: Screenprinting can be a bit messy and we have aprons for you to wear, but don't wear your fancy pants.
Lunch: We'll order pizza so don't worry if you are a veggie or carnivore - we'll order a variety to meet different tastes. For those unable to eat pizza, please bring a lunch to keep your muscles going! We'll also have soda/water to keep you well hydrated.
End time: We're usually done by 4:30pm - but don't worry - we're also not kicking anyone out so if it's taking you a bit longer - don't panic.
* Your first time back will be charged the non-certification rate for the first hour so we can help assist in jogging your memory. Once you have shown you can work independently without needing help with the basics (items covered in workshop), you will then be considered certified and pay the certified rate.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable, but may be credited towards items in our shop. Cancellations with more than one week notice have the option of a refund or moving to a future workshop.
Questions? Just give us a call at (303) 321-7101
Open Studio Info: Click Here