A Virtual Workshop!


Fabric is a fantastic and flexible substrate to print onto and can be translated into a great range of applications. This hands­-on introductory class will provide instruction on the screenprinting process, specifically for fabric. You will learn about sourcing printing equipment and materials, preparing your personal artwork for screen-printing, various artistic printing methods, heat setting a printed image, and fabric care. No previous experience of screen­printing necessary.


Note: In this workshop, the process of coating, exposing, and developing the students' screens will be done by the instructor ahead of the workshop. Screens will then be either mailed or picked-up by students for Day 1.  To this end, the registration time period will end two weeks before class for shipping orders and 10 days before class for pick-up orders. This is to allow adequate time for the instructor to complete this process and get the screen in students' hands. Upon registration, students will be given guidelines on how to source and create images. In addition, students will be sent a video that covers the process the instructor did of coating the screen with emulsion, exposing, and developing.

Registration for those requiring screen shipment closes May 19, 2021; Registration for those picking-up screens closes May 23, 2021. This is to allow time for coating/exposing screens for pick-up or shipment and for students to purchase their additional materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.

Screenprinting on Fabric; Jun 2 and 9; 6pm-9pm

    • Date & Time: 2-day workshop: Wednesdays, June 2 and 9, 6-9pm EST via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Gretchen Schermerhorn
    • Materials: Registration includes a materials fee to cover the purchase of a new screen which will be safely handled and processed either for pick-up ($50) or shipping ($77)—please select the option that best suits your needs. Students will also need to supply additional materials of their own, including:
      - Fabric: tea towels, t-shirts, flat fabric all work well
      - Squeegee
      - Masking tape
      - Speedball screenprinting fabric ink (at least one color)
      - Smooth tabletop surface for printing
      - Spatula or plastic spoon
      - Iron for heat setting the fabric after printing
      - Water source (shower, bathtub, garden hose outside or utility sink)
      - Sponge and water bucket

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HOURS (as of July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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