Silk Screenprinting

Discover the joy of designing & printing your own images! All processes of screenprinting will be covered - from getting your design 'screen ready' to printing your work onto your choice of substrate - fabric, paper or timber.

You’ll use hand-­cut stencils and the photo emulsion process to transfer images to a screen, learn how to ‘strip’ your screen via emulsion removal, and then print with solvent­‐free, water­‐based inks.

  • Full days. Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Ages 18+
  • Beginner, Intermediate
  • Places available

Course Info

Day One
Introduction to what we will cover over the course. Going over all students artwork and making sure it is ready be exposed onto a screen.

Day Two

Demonstrations of coating/exposing photo emulsion onto screens, how to set to print and mix coloured inks.

Day Three

More printing techniques are introduced with demonstrations as the class goes into full production.

Day Four

Students should now be in full production of their own projects, which will lead to the sharing of techniques and an overview of each other’s work.

Day Five

The day will start with a look back at what the class has accomplished and what has been learned, along with a small exhibition, and more printing.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners or the more experienced artist

To be supplied by participant

At least two A4 artworks in black and white

Drawing materials and paper/notebook

You will need substrates you could print on – for example paper, fabric, t-shirts, teatowels or timber

Wear comfortable shoes and old clothes (you will get ink on your clothes – it’s Murphy’s Law!)


A material cost of $75 is payable to the tutor on the first day. This covers the screen, photo emulsion, ink and other material costs.

If, at the end of the course, you do not want to keep your screen, a refund of $25 will be offered.

Extra screens, squeegees, inks, and printing materials will be available to purchase from the tutor.

Course Tutor


Graham ‘Potts’ Porter studied Graphic Design at The Prahran Institute of Technology in the early 70s. The crispness and clarity of Potts’ work reflect over twenty years of experience in graphic design and illustration.

Since moving to Northern NSW in 1993, Potts has continued to work as a graphic artist, silk-screen printer, painter and sculptor, as well as an educator, teaching silk-screen and lino block printing.

In 2002 Potts finished his Advanced Diploma of Fine Art.  His current work is predominantly focused on sea and landscapes painted &¬ printed on timber or canvas. His main inspiration is the beach, ocean and surf culture.

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