PrintBlock Callan Workshops

Led by Liz Nilsson, a master printer with 30 years of experience in screen printing. These two-day courses introduce you to the magical world of screen printing on fabric. Screen printing gives an immediate and tangible result and is fun and rewarding. It is easy to get addicted!

€180 per course- €50 deposit to reserve a place.
Places limited. Book by Friday 28 April, to reserve a place. BOOKINGS:

Introduction to Screen printing on Fabric
Friday 05 May 2023 | 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Saturday 06 May 2023 | 9.30 am – 3. 30pm 

The course is designed for complete beginners or as a refresher for those with some experience. We will work in a studio with full screen printing equipment. Learn the basic techniques and skills of screen printing on fabric. The course will introduce how to mix dyes, best practice printing, layering of prints and suitable textiles substrates to print on – all through learning by doing. This is a structured and programmed course and will follow a defined course outline.

All equipment and materials provided, including; screens, inks, binders, pens, pencils and rulers. A starter pack of fabrics is provided, but students are encouraged to bring some of their own fabric or fabric items. Please note that this course does not include photo-sensitive stencils or photoshop

Intermediate Screen Printing on Fabric
Introduction to light sensitive stencil techniques for screen-print

Friday 12 May 2023 | 3.30 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 13 May 2023 | 9.30 am – 3. 30 pm 

This is a course for those that have some previous experience in screen printing. We will be working in a studio with full screen printing equipment, including an exposure unit to make semi-permanent photographic stencils. This type of stencil allows greater detail than paper stencils and enables hand drawings, textures, photographic images, and text to be printed. Participants will need to prepare some imagery in advance of the course; instructions on what to prepare will be provided beforehand. This course is loosely structured and requires participants to have a project in mind. Liz will help to fulfil each participant’s aspirations.

All equipment and materials provided, including; screens, squeezee, inks, binders, pens, pencils and 50 X 140 cm plain cotton fabric. Please note that you need to bring your own screen/s if you are planning to bring the screen home to continue printing your exposed image – we can recommend where to get hold of screens.

Makers’ Day
Last Saturday of the month

April 2023 – September 2023 | 10 am – 4 pm
€50 per person per session

PrintBlock’s Makers’ Day is for textile printers with some previous experience. Bring a project and use the studio facilities with support and advice from our studio technician Michele McMahon.

Makers Day 2023
Saturday April 29
Saturday May 27
Saturday June 24
Saturday July 29
Saturday August 26
Saturday September 23

Find out more about PrintBlock Callan here.