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Learn to screenprint on fabric with our printing short courses in Sydney!

We have designed our beginner's fabric screen printing course for hands-on learning. You will explore a variety of hand screen printing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous designs on fabric using hand-cut stencils.

This fabric screen printing course will teach you about designs and will give you experience in screen printing with multiple colours. No previous design or printing experience required; these screen printing classes are suitable for everyone.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • adapt designs to make them suitable for printing
  • print a multi-coloured screen print
  • design a repeat pattern

Ideal for

Our screen printing courses are perfect for anyone wanting to learn fabric and textile screen printing in Sydney.

Course content

The intention of this fabric screen printing course is to cover the following topics, but not necessarily in the order given:

  • Appreciate the many sources of designs - how to adapt them for printing
  • Preparation and use of the screen
  • Placement prints
  • Multi-colour printing
  • Pattern repeats

Materials provided

  • Printing inks and most equipment supplied.

Discounts for SCC students are available with the following retailers:

  • 10% discount at Dans Art Design - enter code SCC at the checkout.
  • Tilly's Art Supplies in Rozelle, 10% off
  • Art On King Art Supplies in Newtown, 10% off
  • Eckersley's Art Supplies in York Street, 10% off

What to bring

Not required for first class - will be discussed then.

  • A small stencil-cutting knife, e.g. Exacto craft knife
  • Small brushes - e.g. size 0, 2, 4 flat or round
  • 50mm wide masking tape
  • Something to print on, e.g. a white T-Shirt or light coloured cotton fabric which has been washed
  • A few jars with lids for excess ink
  • Protective clothing, e.g. apron or smock
  • Plastic spatulas (kitchen variety)
  • A hairdryer

Extra materials cost approximately $30.

Come prepared

  • Please wear closed-in shoes.
  • All printing materials are water-based and non-toxic
  • Drawing, cutting and printing will require a level of skill

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Fabric Screen Printing Course: Beginners

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Fabric Screen Printing Course: Beginners

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

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Our range of venues suit every type of course, are easy to get to, and have the equipment and tech needed to support your learning.

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Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

For business, or pleasure

Our courses help you rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, for professional development or personal interest.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: A lot of fun and gained some new skills too.

  • said: It was great fun and we produced some very wearable art. Our tutor was knowledgeable, informative and had a great sense of humour. One of the most enjoyable classes I’ve done at the community college.

  • said: 5 Stars!

  • said: Very informative hands on course - and lots of fun.

  • said: learning something worthwhile from a friendly teacher. Would of been happier if there were lifts for less mobile and disabled students as I have a slight back problem and stairs are a nuisance.

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