thermofax 101: screen printing made easy

 ThermoF.A.Q.’s

kinard_thermofax223Learn how easy it is to create your own screen printed cloth! In this class you will gain hands on experience with the funnest surface design technique around! Use screens with or without a frame, try out discharge, paint, and foil. Learn to layer imagery as you create your own printed art postcard. Bring your creative spirit and a willingness to play.

thermofax101webLet Lyric guide you through the basics of what, exactly, a thermofax screen is, and how it’s made. Then she helps you begin your own creative journey as she shows you how to find and design your own imagery and have a custom screen made for you. Learn all about the basic supplies you will need and then get printing! Lyric will explain the properties of textile paints, how to prepare, care for, and use your screens, and finally how to design and create your own beautiful cloth.

Class Length:3 hour format
Skill level: all levels
Supply Fee: $25.00 

Supply List:

  • 1 yard plain white or muslin cloth, washed and ironed
  • 1 – 2 yards solid or hand dyed fabric to play with
  • Scissors, for both paper and fabric
  • Wear old clothes or an apron
  • Required $25 supply fee

Click here to view a printable supply list

You will need Adobe Reader, which is available here for free.

Classroom Requirements:
One iron and board per ten students.
Access to water.
A screen or wall on which to project demonstrations.
Click here to view the full Classroom Set-Up instructions

Please see the Hiring Information page if you would like to book this class.

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