Printing - Custom Tshirt Printing

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Course description

Have you ever wanted to design and print t-shirts for yourself, for friends or to sell? This course will give you an introduction to doing just that. Learn to professionally screen print shirts from home using your own hand-drawn designs and easily accessible supplies and equipment. Learn to print detailed designs onto fabric without hand cutting a stencil.

Agenda

During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

  • Current artists, design styles, inspiration and processes for printing onto t-shirts and garments.
  • Sketching out ideas for a print design.
  • Creating film positives using different manual techniques.
  • Hand cutting screen printing stencils.
  • Transferring an image to screen using photosensitive emulsion & film positives.
  • Coating a screen with emulsion.
  • Registering multiple colours and screen printing them using basic techniques.
  • Discussing curing ink, labelling shirts and selling them.
Outcomes

By the end of this Introduction to Tshirt Screen Printing Class the learner will be able to:

  • Print t-shirts from home using skills they have learnt.
  • Understand how to transfer future images to a screen themselves / know where to go so that this service can be performed for them.
  • Have a basic understanding of how to finish, present and market their printed garments so they can be sold.
Ideal for

Anyone who is a beginner interested in learning how to screen print onto t-shirts or other garments using hand drawn or stencilled images. This course also suits those who have some experience printing with stencils but would like to learn how to transfer images to a screen using chemicals and light exposure. It is a follow up course for those wanting to progress from the Printing – Fabric Screen course. If you want to learn how to transfer digital images to a screen, see the Printing – Advanced T-Shirt and Garment Printing Course.

Other Information

Access to inks and screens are included in the course price. You will be able to design an A4 sized image, with up to two colours in it to screen print onto your shirt. T-shirts are not supplied, but can be purchased for wholesale prices via the tutor in class, or you can bring your own.
For this Introduction to Tshirt Screen Printing Class you will require:

  • An apron suitable for getting ink onto
  • Blank T-Shirt/s for printing your design onto. These can also be purchased at wholesale prices via the tutor in the first lesson.
  • Closed in shoes
  • A pair of rubber kitchen gloves
  • Paper and pen/pencil for taking notes
  • Any images for inspiration or use in your design are welcome but not necessary
Other Information
  • Please wear closed-in shoes.
  • All printing materials are water based and non-toxic
  • Drawing, cutting and printing will require a level of dexterity

Discounts for SCC students are available with the following retailers:

  • 10% discount at Dans Art Design – enter code ‘SCC’ at the checkout.

The link to the Website is DansArtDesign

  • 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
Student Feedback

"Laura is a bloody legend – what a great teacher, she is generous with her knowledge and time, really enjoyed this course. Thank you!"

"The tutor is informed on what goes on in the way they teach how to screen print and are very passionate... would recommend to friends."

"Learned a lot in the little time frame provided and great mentoring by the teachers."

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Course testimonials:

  • Marilynn said: The tutor, Laura, is a professional printer. Her advice was focussed, friendly and supportive.