Thursday, November 13, 2014

Print Block’s New Print Workshops


Kick-start your printing this November with Print Block’s new range of taster workshops in printed textiles; develop skills, apply new printing techniques such as reactive and repeat printing, and much more.  Suitable for those with some previous printing experience or ideal as a follow on from any Print Block beginners workshops.

Flock & Foiling
Saturday 15 November
10.30am - 2.30pm
€85, 6 places

Experiment with flocking and foiling papers to create textured and metallic printed surfaces through screen-printing and hand-painted techniques.

Reactive Dyes
Saturday 22 November
10.30am - 2.30pm
€85, 6 places

Explore the medium of reactive dyes through screen-printing, hand-painting and painted-screen techniques. In this session you will experiment with printing pastes and work on a variety of silks and cotton.

Saturday 29 November
10.30am - 2.30pm
€85, 6 places

Experiment with white and colour discharge printing. Using different dyed coloured grounds or existing prints: learn how discharge printing can achieve light or bright colours on dark backgrounds, creating striking and unusual results.

A basic provision of materials are included in all the above workshops. Course specific information about what to bring along will be circulated in advance of the workshop date.

Workshops next year: Repeat Printing
2015 date TBC - 4 places
Create your own 1-colour repeat pattern: in this intensive course you will print your own full scale 3-metre length, learning how to design for repeat printing, manually or by computer and to prepare the table for printing using registration techniques.

To secure yourplace: email stating the workshop of interest, your name, address and phone number.  Once your place is confirmed payment can be made by Paypal via our website or by cheque to Print Block, The Donnelly Centre, Cork Street, Dublin 8. For a full programme or to make a booking please visit

Print Block
The Donnelly Centre
Cork Street
Dublin 8

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