Printing: Fabric Block Printing Workshop

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Learn fabric block printing with our Printing courses in Sydney.

If you want to learn to block print fabric in Sydney, then this course is for you. Enrol in our Fabric Block Printing course and learn the fine points of the ancient Fabric art of Block Printing and Design with Sydney Community College. In this hands-on course, you will enjoy creating designs on a cotton scarf using traditional block printing techniques.

Create a unique lino block and use authentic Indian woodblocks.

No previous design or printing experience required.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to identify block printed fabrics
  • Have experienced relief printing
  • Have learned to cut a design on a lino block
  • Have printed a cotton scarf
  • Have been introduced to a variety of methods to produce block prints on fabrics

Course content

During this course, the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given.

  • Appreciate the history and tradition of relief printing on fabric
  • Preparation of fabric and printing materials and equipment
  • Learn how to cut a lino block
  • Print a cotton scarf using a combination of blocks
  • Understand multi-colour printing

Materials Provided

  • Printing pastes, lino cutting tools, lino block, woodblocks, cotton scarf.

Please Bring

  • This is a practical course, strength and dexterity are required.
  • Drawing pad, pens, pencils etc for designing;
  • Ruler;
  • Additional item to print on (time permitting) eg. a white T-Shirt or light coloured cotton fabric which has been washed;
  • Please wear closed in shoes and old clothes
  • Students should bring an apron or smock to protect clothing;
  • Students should bring rubber gloves and rags for clean up;

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

Other Information

  • All printing materials are water-based and non-toxic
  • Bring lunch and snacks – as it is a full day course

Student Feedback

"Today my daughter and I did this course, and I just wanted to let management know that we thoroughly enjoyed the course. She was an excellent teacher and shared her great knowledge and enthusiasm with us. I would recommend her class to anyone."

"Great teacher who explained the structure of the day and gave enough background information without losing everyone’s interest. Good amount of practical time to do a project."

"The tutor is an excellent teacher. I have attended a number of her classes over the years. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge which she enthusiastically passes on to her students."

"Friendly, fun, informative, hands on."

"The tutor was a wonderful, enthusiastic person, who made the day a real joy. A really fun day with lots of like-minded people. The fact there were only 6 of us was a bonus as there was plenty of space and resources for everyone."

"Very friendly, encouraging and planned a good mix of information and practical work. Appeared very organised and well planned. Able to meet the group’s individual needs as well as create a good, fun learning environment. Our class number of six was perfect as it allowed the tutor to support all members of the class."

"A very enjoyable day, learnt new skills, felt adult learning principles were applied by the tutor, and importantly I felt motivated to apply the skills further. Also, the tutor ensured that we all came away from the workshop with a finished product."

"Ro was very enthusiastic and shared her vast knowledge generously with us. It was good that there were only 6 of us in the course as we had plenty of attention. The course provided us with everything we needed."

"Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, able to inspire. So much was achieved in such a short time. Everyone in the class seemed to be so pleased with their work."

"Bubbly, happy, more than willing to accommodate requests. Actual outcome far exceeded the expected outcome which is always nice!"

Rozelle Site, cnr Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian entry opposite Prince Street.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: This is a great one day course to learn the basics of block printing. The tutor Ro is really knowledgeable and made it an enjoyable and fun day. Really pleased with what I was able to achieve in the class and left with the confidence and enthusiastic to try block printing at home.

  • said: This was a wonderful course. Ro is charming and knowledgeable. It makes you very eager to get stuck into it and find out more. It was extremely well run and I was very pleased with my end product, the awareness that I now have about block printing and how much fun working hard for 6 hours was!

  • said: Small class size, great tutor, great content. We all wanted to keep on printing!

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