An introduction to screen printing using stencils

Next Available: 07 Oct 10:00AM
4.0 hours


Learn the basics of screen printing in this fun 3 1/2 hour workshop for beginners. After an introduction to screen printing and an explanation of the different methods used, students will turn their own artwork into a stencil, prepare a screen and print their designs.

Students will learn about ink colours and using different placements of their design to create a pattern.

No previous experience required.

PLEASE NOTE:  Screens are not pre prepared, students will be hand cutting their own stencils on the day using a craft knife. If you prefer a shorter class where screens are already prepared please see our social screen printing events.

This is an ideal workshop for anyone wanting to learn about screen printing and leave with the skills to continue printing at home or progress to a more advanced workshop.

The workshop length may vary slightly depending on the number of bookings.

Kitty Cardwell from Mrs C and Me is a Sydney-based illustrator and printmaker who runs kids and adult print workshops as well as selling a range of handmade greetings cards and prints


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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • The basics of screen printing
  • Learn about the different screen print methods and processes
  • How to cut out stencils and prepare screens
What you will get
  • A leaflet explaining how to print at home and where to buy supplies
  • Your designs printed onto a tote bag or tea towel (extra can be purchased on the day for $6 each)

What to bring
  • Your ideas for a design
  • Casual clothes that are ok to get ink on
What to wear

Casual clothes, Aprons will be provided but we will be working with fabric inks that can stain clothing.

Appropriate for

Adults and teenagers 14+


The Rizzeria

Vendor sincce 2015

The Rizzeria is a non-profit collective run by people who are designers, artists, zine-makers, print-makers, animators and creative entrepreneurs. We own a two-colour Risograph press which people are welcome to come in and use with the assistance of a volunteer. Over the past eight years we have helped people print their graphic design assignments, posters, comics, invitations, zines, art prints, CD covers and much more.

Our Marrickville space also functions as a retail outlet for Rizzeria members and local artists. We run workshops in risograph printing, bookbinding, screenprinting, watercolour, illustration and much more.

If you are interested in running a workshop or stocking your work with us, please email workshop@rizzeria.com.

Our refund policy for workshops - We do not refund workshop tickets, but are happy to transfer you to another date/workshop. Please provide at least 48 hours notice. 

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03 May 2017 • An introduction to screen printing using stencils

I really enjoyed my time at The Rizzeria. Kitty (our teacher) was very experienced and encouraging so I left the class with a beautiful stenciled bag and feeling confident that I could make more. It was a fun afternoon and certainly good value for the price.


01 February 2017 • An introduction to screen printing using stencils

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Kitti was a bubbly helpful teacher who showed a passion for screen printing. I had sent in a few stencils to use and she came back and offered alternatives as it is a beginner class and stencils can be tricky to cut out. Boy am I very thankful for her insistence in changing my stencils as the more basic ones we chose were hard enough to cut out :) The end result was just fabulous and I definitely have a love for the art now! Thank you so much for the great day


26 January 2017 • An introduction to screen printing using stencils

The screenprinting class that I took on 22nd January was lovely. Kitty was a great instructor. She listened to our needs and adjusted the content as needed. We were encouraged to take risks, which led to surprising and pleasant results. Kitty also directed us to stores that stock needed supplies at affordable prices, which we greatly appreciated. The class was held at Rizzeria's Marrickville space, which contained work by its associated artists and users of its facilities. Being surrounded by this work was nice; it made me feel like part of the artistic community.