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Screen Printing

Screen Printing, Textiles, Art


by The VRI

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In this workshop you will learn the process of screen printing from print design to sunlight emulsion. It will be messy and fun, and you will walk away upskilled in the screen printing process. 

Screen printing is a multi-billion dollar contemporary industry that services both textiles and other industries. There are many ways to achieve a screen print ranging from basic diy through to state-of-the-art high-tech methods used to print on a multitude of surfaces and mediums. Of particular interest to textiles artists is the use of screen printing to create unusual repeat patterns using the screen as a vehicle to transfer new ink and dye products onto alternate surfaces, some of these products include thermo responsive inks which allow designs to change colour in response to changing body temperatures, electrically conductive inks used in Smart Textiles which can be utilized to control lights and sound built into clothing and light sensitive inks which change colour under different strengths of uv light

For this workshop we will achieve the basic technique to transfer a design onto a textile medium. We will discuss specialist products available on the contemporary market and investigate where to purchase them. We will explore the advantages and disadvantages of different textile inks in terms of environmental impact, design integrity and ease of printing.

We will achieve a printed design on a fabric surface.

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What you will learn
  • To become competent in a method of image transfer using the screen printing medium. This class is a hands on learning class with technical advice and explanation as we go. Participants will come away with a print transfer skill they can use in a home or studio setting, that is suitable for works on paper and works on textiles.
What you will get
  • We will prepare a screen from scratch including cleaning and coating the screen with photosensitive emulsion and exposing an image onto it & printing the image.

What to bring
  • A plate to share for lunch
What to wear

Please wear clothes that could get dirty or protective clothing (apron)

Appropriate for

Everyone is welcome

The VRI - Alt_Art

There will be an Alt_Art event in the evening so please watch the Alt_Art Facebook page for more details. 



Vendor since 2016

The VRI is a project of Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Inc in partnership with Reactivate Latrobe Valley Ltd. 

We offer a range of classes, workshops and activities including a growing community garden, artist community gallery - Alt_Art and technical support Fridays - LV Digital Shed. A work for the dole program runs Monday - Friday at the hall and volunteers are welcome to join us in making, sharing and connecting through art, gardening, building, cleaning, cooking and using technology. If you have a great idea for a workshop you would like to run get in touch with us -

We value learning by doing and we make learning fun!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our tutors and teachers purchase materials and prepare based on your booking. So please check your calendar before you make a booking to ensure you are able to attend. 

We know that sometimes things happen and if you are unable to make a class and give us plenty of notice, we may be able to fill that spot and in that instance give you a refund or transfer you to a future class. If we don't fill the booking, we won't be able to offer a refund. You can notify us by emailing Please include your name and the name of the class you have booked into and we will respond to you as soon as possible. 

Refunds can not be given for non attendance on the day. 

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Terms & Conditions

The VRI will notify participants of cancellation of classes at the earliest convenience via the phone number and email provided. If for any reason we need to cancel a class you will be refunded your payment. 

The office hours for The VRI are Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. 

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