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Fabric Printing Short Course

Fabric Printing Short Course

Starts Friday 3 March 2017

In this jam-packed five week printmaking course, you will be introduced to many techniques for printing your own designs and patterns on fabric. We will begin by explaining setting up a studio space at home, and move on to look at different methods of screenprinting, including thermofax, as well as block printing with Indian woodblock and relief printing with lino stamps. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to experiment with different ink and pattern and develop a set of motifs to use in a final printing project. There will be an emphasis on experimentation and you will learn a multitude of skills so that you can continue printing at home.

You will leave with… fabric printed with an array of your designs that can be used in future projects at home, as well as your completed final project.

Who is this workshop for?
Anyone with an interest in printmaking who would like to learn how to transfer their designs onto fabric. This workshop is ideal for both beginners with no prior experience and those with a basic understanding of printmaking. We begin each session with a demonstration of the skills we will be covering.

All printmaking tools and equipment will be provided in addition to fabric for practising each technique. You are advised to bring along a sketchbook and basic drawing materials and any design ideas or reference materials you have in mind. Please feel free to bring along your own fabric to further experiment with different effects.

Important details
Group size is limited to 4 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This course runs for five weeks on Friday mornings between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm, starting on Friday 3 March. Please arrive five minutes early for the first class for introductions. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are included.

2017 Spring Dates
Friday mornings, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March, 24 March, 31 March




Ruth Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton

My interest in art has taken me all around the world, working in the Australian outback, London’s Mayfair and now back home in Essex. I studied printmaking at the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute and really enjoy helping people discover how easy it is to create their own designs using simple printing processes.  I opened Slamseys Art so that everyone can have a go at learning new creative skills.

Find out more about my printmaking and view student work on Instagram.

Tutor Reviews

"We really had a fantastic time learning how to screen print and creating our own designs and would love to do more with Slamseys.... Highly recommend both in terms of the fab venue and teaching!!"

Chelmsford New City Girls W.I.

"Many thanks for an most enjoyable workshop today. It has opened up many more creative and exciting possibilities for me to use in my work."

Angella H

The 5 Week Printmaking Short Course was a perfect introduction to a variety of ways of printing art, that could easily be replicated at home. Ruth is a very talented artist who is able to generate an enthusiasm for what she does during the course. She is very patient and allows each member of the class to 'do their own thing'. The surroundings in which the course takes place are ideal and the equipment provided is very good. I will certainly continue to print art at home and have already begun collecting a few things with a project in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed each morning.

Karen B

The Fabric Printing One-to-One course was fantastic. We were so impressed with the course from booking to finish. Ruth was flexible and accommodating when we needed to change our booking at the last minute. We would just love to do more printing now! The follow up information about where to purchase supplies etc. is extremely helpful. This will ensure we carry on!

Connie C

I found the Fabric Printing Short Course really interesting and informative, especially as this is something I've never tried before, it was very good value for money. I especially liked the small class and the laid back approach Ruth has, it really does makes people feel at ease and able to express themselves individually. Also being able to experiment with different techniques and mediums. The cakes were a real treat too! 

Sam D