Get familiar with MCBA’s newly revamped screen printing studio and print your own unique design on a tote bag and tea towel. Learn the basics of screen printing on fabric using hand-drawn artwork, cut paper stencils, and darkroom techniques. Instruction will cover design, screen exposure, ink, and multi-color printing for fabric. Come away from the workshop with the confidence to work independently at MCBA’s Screen Printing Labs.
Bring your sketches and ideas to the workshop. Final designs should fit on a letter-sized sheet of paper (maximum width 8.5 inches) and may include up to two colors. Participants are encouraged to bring a T-shirt to print on, too! Natural fiber fabric works best for the water-based screen printing inks used in MCBA’s studio; we prefer 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blends with at least 50% cotton.
Some experience helpful
Certificate: 6 hours, Category B or D
$130/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee
$65 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
All in-person program participants are required to be vaccinated, have received a booster dose, and wear a mask while in MCBA’s studios. Proof of vaccination must be received three days (72 hours) before the start of the workshop or enrollment is subject to cancellation with a full refund. See our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.
Please note: Registration closes 10/3 at midnight (CT).