Screen Printing Made Easy
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Screen Printing Made Easy

Learn how to screen print from home, on the cheap, without the need for a dark room.
4.7 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
352 students enrolled
Created by Kimberly Irwin
Last updated 6/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a screen for screen printing without the use of a dark room
  • Effectively print a custom design onto fabric or t-shirts.
  • Learn how to care for screens allowing for continued use
  • Make screen printed designs washable and permeant on clothing or fabric
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Requirements
  • Students will need to purchase and/or collect some supplies before beginning
  • Student can purchase a pre-made screen or follow along as I show you the steps to create your own.
  • Student should be able to create a simple design to be transferred onto the screen
Description

Learn the skills needed to create a screen using one of your designs and then print it onto t-shirts or fabric at home, without the need for a dark room.

Master Screen-Printing Techniques and Turn Your Original Designs Into Money Making T-shirts.

·      Learn how to create a screen for printing

·      Discover best printing practices

·      Make designs permanent and able to withstand washing and regular wear and tear

·      Properly clean and care for your screen so you can use it repeatedly

 

Discover How Fast and Easy it is to Print Single-Color Images.

Learning how to screen print from home gives you the opportunity to create custom clothing for your friends and family or even to start your own business selling t-shirts with your clever and cute designs on sites like Etsy. 

Anyone interested in printmaking, fashion or textile design and the fiber arts will benefit greatly from having screen-printing skills in their arsenal of techniques.  It's a versatile skill that develops a little more each time you move dye across the screen.  With a little practice you will be confident to tackle intricate designs.

Overview

Suitable for the beginner, through this course of 12 lectures and an hour of video content, you’ll learn everything you need to print single-color images onto t-shirts or fabric. 

First, I’ll show you the supplies you’ll need to get started and then how to create a padded work surface to attach your fabric or t-shirts to.  Once our workspace is ready to go, I’ll take you through everything you’ll need to know to create a screen using one of your original designs.  I’ll show you how to stretch the screen-printing fabric, attach it the frame and make it waterproof.  Then I’ll demonstrate how to transfer the design and use drawing fluid to block out the areas of the screen that the dye will penetrate, before finally filling the rest of the screen with screen filler—so dye doesn’t end up where it shouldn’t. Once you complete this course you will have the know how to create almost any design onto a screen and the confidence to experiment with other print techniques 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for beginners with no prior knowledge about screen printing
  • Anyone interested in fashion, textile or the fiber arts will benefit from the technique offered in this course
  • Great for anyone who wants screen print from home
  • This course is not for someone looking to learn advanced screen printing techniques like, photo emulsion
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:01:56
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Introduction
2 Lectures 03:49

An introduction to the course.  What you'll learn and a brief overview of the supplies required to get started.

Preview 03:25

A list of supplies you'll need.

Supply List
00:24
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Preparing to Print
6 Lectures 40:42

Learn how to stretch the screen printing fabric onto a wooden frame and then how make it waterproof.

Making (Stretching) and Waterproofing Your Screen
10:35

Tips for creating the design you want to print.

Creating a Design
00:08

Learn how to easily and accurately transfer your original design onto the screen.

Transferring the Design
03:36

Learn how to apply drawing fluid, a water soluble substance, to the areas of the screen design that you want to print. After the screen filler has been applied, the drawing fluid is rinsed away to reveal the design.

Using Drawing Fluid
06:49

Learn how to apply screen filler to block the dye from moving through the screen in areas that you don't want the dye to penetrate. You'll also learn some of the best practices to remove the drawing fluid from the screen.

Applying Screen Filler and Rinsing the Screen
12:42
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Printing
3 Lectures 15:44

Learn how to prepare your workspace and fabric for printing. 

Preparing Your Workspace
05:20

Learn how to best apply dye or ink to your t-shirt or fabric using the screen you just created.

Applying Dye
05:54

Learn the best ways to clean your screen so that you can use it repeatedly.  Also covered is how to make your designs preeminent and able to stand up to a washing machine and regular wear and tear.

Clean Up and Making the Printed Image Permanent
04:30
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:45

Find out ways to keep in touch with me.  I'd love to see what you've created.

Conclusion
01:45
About the Instructor
Kimberly Irwin
4.6 Average rating
29 Reviews
534 Students
4 Courses
Professor of Fashion Design

I'm a fashion design educator with 7+ years teaching college aged students at a renowned art and design college.

The highlight of my career thus far is the publication of a textbook authored and illustrated by me called, Surface Design for Fabric and published by Bloomsbury Publications. It has been well received and has even become a part of the required curriculum in some of the top fashion design programs throughout the United States and England.

I began sewing as a little girl under the guidance of my grandmother, first learning quilting techniques eventually graduating to making clothes for my dolls and Barbies and then for myself and my friends. I believe that it is never too soon or too late a new skill.