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Fabric Printing One-to-One Day

Fabric Printing One-to-One Day


A full day one-to-one fabric printing session.

Morning: Simple Relief Printing
Relief printmaking using stamps, woodblock and lino (as appropriate)

* To experiment with relief mark making
* To familiarise students with different printing ink brands
* To explore inking and printing technique, including setting up studio space
* To experiment with repeat pattern and layering

 Afternoon: Screen Printing
Screen printing using small screens with hand cut/torn stencils, as well as thermofax

* To develop a basic understanding of screen printing
* To experiment with background layers
* To develop repeat designs and layered compositions
* To explore different printing ink brands and techniques

Multi-Colour Screen Printing using large screens

* To explore positive and negative stencils
* To develop registration of two or three colour designs

These sessions provide training and support for anyone who
* has a particular interest in printing onto fabric
* wants to explore a particular skill or project, such as those wanting to start their own printmaking business
* is unable to attend our course dates
* wants dedicated tutor time, to ask as many questions as they would like
* needs to discuss in detail, skills, techniques, materials and equipment
* has some printmaking experience and would like to refresh their knowledge at their own pace
* wants to become more confident in working independently
* wants to get a personal project off the ground
* wants to work on a range of fabrics

Usually this class runs on a weekday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with a short break for lunch. Please email to discuss your requirements and find a suitable date.

£295 for one person
£315 for two people (must book together)



Ruth Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton

I've been teaching printmaking at Slamseys since 2013, having studied with the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute. I love helping adult learners discover new processes and create artwork. I make sure classes are relaxed and friendly - you can never ask too many questions! 

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 City W.I.

I go on courses when other people go on holiday and discovered Slamseys printing courses and had a rush of blood to the head. It has been a total success! Ruth is a very experienced tutor, there is flexibility and equipment and inks are freely available. There are lots of helpful tips along the way so that you can continue at home. She has a real love and understanding of the printmaking process. With Ruth’s very gentle teaching style, you will get a great deal out of the class, even with no prior knowledge of printing. Everything associated with Slamseys is of the highest quality and matches the branding of the website. The barn is a very large, airy space and very conducive to encouraging art activities. There being no more than 6 in a class there is no need for the diffident to feeling overwhelmed, and there is plenty of parking!  What more can I say? Only I am already planning to join more course in the future. My money was well spent!

Cathy T

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