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DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop

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Location:
Greenwood, Brooklyn
62 18th St
Near Hamilton Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11232
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$40 materials fee required. Payable in cash/credit at the workshop.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 17 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Erik Hougen

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this screen printing class:

In this 4-hour intensive workshop you will learn how to make your own silkscreening set-up that can run right off your kitchen table. You will learn how to prepare a screen, transfer an image, and make a print from start to finish.

We supply a tote bag, or you may bring your own t-shirt. Let us guide you through this notoriously tricky medium so that you can print at home with confidence.

Important Things to Note: 
  • You will be given t-shirts and/or tote bags to print on, in class. 
  • Please wear clothes that can get messy.
  • The art [design] should be no bigger than half of a letter sized paper. 
  • If you are able to bring it already printed onto acetate, you will be able to bypass the tracing step of the process.
Note:
$40 Materials fee payable on the first day of class includes 4 tote bags, reusable screen, squeegee and take home instructions. 

Bring your ideas and design references for what you might like to print - bold graphic shapes work best! Any additional clothing or items you may want to print on are welcome but optional.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Full 7 business days before class time for rescheduling. No refunds.

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Question from Anonymous
Hi, so aside from $90 class + $40 for the materials, is this correct?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, yes. The $40 materials fee is payable at the workshop. Thanks!
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Question from Anonymous
Hi. I am looking to open a t-shirt printing business but wanted to take a course to learn about the machinery and how to use it. Will this course cover this?
Answer from anonymous
This class is designed to teach the basics of screen printing, and show that preparing, developing, and printing a screen can be done with very little resources. We print the screens by hand onto tote bags (part of materials fee), or t-shirts, etc. (if student supplies). There is no access to any larger machines or equipment in the space. Although the teacher can answer basic questions about larger scale screen production, this class is more of an introduction to the process.
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Question from Taylor j.
Do you have a printer for an image I have? If not how do I print what do I bring and how many pieces of sweatshirts can I bring?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Taylor! If you are able to bring it already printed onto acetate, you will be able to bypass the tracing step of the process. You will be given t-shirts and/or tote bags to print on, in class.
Answer from Taylor j. Verified Student
Where would I get this printed ? Staples ?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Taylor! The school doesn't have a printer for your image. The image size shouldn't be larger than half of a sheet of paper or about 4 x 5.5 inches. The student can bring an image that they will trace with thick markers and plastic, true DIY style.
Answer from Taylor j. Verified Student
Do you guys have private classes to do bigger screen prints, where would I be able to do 12 inch long. Just signed up tho can’t wait!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey, Taylor! Here are other Silkscreen classes that you can check: https://coursehorse.com/nyc/classes?kw=silkscreen%20printing&suggest=true
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Question from lindsey m.
Would I be able to print on paper? Also , can I bring an image from a photo transferred on acetate to print?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Lindsey! Here's the response from the instructor: "You can bring an image printed on an acetate or Mylar. Using a “waterproof inkjet film”, like Pictorico is ideal. We have done it using the kind of film used for laser printers or photocopiers before with mixed results. Since we don’t use a vacuum to expose screens, the opacity and the thicker weight of the inkjet film will expose better. Depending on the image, sometimes the corners don’t expose fully with the laser printer film.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
We also use 110 mesh screens for fabric, so depending on how fine the dots are on the film, it might not hold detail as well as expected. But either way, image should be no bigger than 5”x7” As for printing on paper, again, we will be using 110 mesh screens, which are ideal for fabric. They can be used for paper, but it is just a little tricky. Since they are designed to deposit more ink, the image won’t be as fine as using a higher mesh screen. But it can definitely be done.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
So, long answer, but yes to both. I just want to make sure the student realizes the limitations of what we are equipped to do in the class."
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Question from Anonymous
I'm interested in screen printing business and I do screen printing but my language is a problem. What can I do?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! You can definitely join the class. The teacher speaks only English. If you are okay with learning through demo's that might work. I hope this helps!
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Question from Anonymous
How many t-shirts can I bring to the class? I'd like to print on some shirts.
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there. The process of getting the image on the screen takes about 2.5 to 3 hours. The last 90 min - hour the students are printing. You can bring in what you want to print and if you don't finish in class, you will be set up to finish at home. True DIY style!!!
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Question from Thomas M.
What color(s) will the artwork be printed in?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! The first print will be black and white but after that, there are primary and secondary colors available.
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Reviews of Classes at Trestle Workshops (326)

(326 Reviews)
DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/14/2019
This was a great starter course. Super laid back, but so informative. We had a great time and Eric was an awesome instructor.
DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop
Reviewed by Myriam W. on 9/24/2019
I really enjoyed my time in this class! Erik was very patient and prepared for just about any question we threw at him. We made a solid use of the time allotted; I almost wish I brought along more materials to practice on. I highly recommend this class.
DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop
Reviewed by Alexandra G. on 8/18/2019
Amazing !! Erik was super friendly and helpful - you will learn all the fundamentals you need to create silkscreen prints at home, and you’ll walk away with a stencil you can use over and over again!
DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop
Reviewed by Michael C. on 5/19/2019
Erik was a very informative instructor who made the learning experience a pleasure.
DIY Silkscreen Printing Workshop
Reviewed by Roxa S. on 4/7/2019
Eric was a really great instructor. Really enjoyed the workshop. Eric was extremely knowledgeable, but also laid back and very friendly- a nice combination for a teacher. I think the class should be no more than 6 people or there should be a larger area to work in. Wish there were a workshop to work on a little larger format as an intermediate step.
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