Silkscreen Printing Workshop

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Silkscreen Printing Workshop

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Join me for an evening of silkscreen printing in my Queen West studio!

Workshops are open to people who don't necessarily want to know every technical detail about screen printing, but have always wanted to print and make something in one class – and have tons of fun doing it! Wine, cheese and French music included, mais bien sûr!


"I am so glad that I signed up for your workshop. The workshop was arranged in such a way that we could get started immediately to create impressive prints. Your instruction was clear and understated. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. I surprised myself by how I could create art and have fun. No pressure. Just a place to be free to experiment and learn and build my confidence. Highly recommended. And I loved the French music in the background. Thank you for a wonderful evening." Tammy

"This is such a great evening and workshop. Great to learn how to silk screen and have plenty of time to practice. Highly recommend this." Randal

“I have been purchasing wonderful t-shirts, wraps, sweatshirts, etc. from Yasmine for years and it was so amazing to be able to experience her workshop and re-live my own silkscreening passion from my university days. She is truly inspiring and helped me make my sketches come to life. I cannot wait to do this again. Great instruction, fun atmosphere and creative environment. Can’t recommend this enough!” Lisa

Thursday July 11, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm TWO SPOTS LEFT

Thursday August 22, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm ONE SPOT LEFT

How it works:

You submit your image(s) via email a week prior to the class. It can be a photo, drawing, text, etc. Not feeling creative enough? Don’t worry, you actually are! Just talk to me and we’ll make it happen.

I refine your design to make it print-ready and I prepare a screen for you prior to the workshop.

I teach you how to print your design on any surface you bring with you: fabric, clothing (new or old to up-cycle), napkins, wood panels, journals, paper, etc. Got a crazy idea to print on a flat surface you never thought could be printed on? Let me know and we’ll see if we can do it!

You can also experiment with images on screens I’ll prepare prior to the class. Bring the items you would like to print on, but you’ll have also access to lots of free fabric and paper.

Print as many things as time allows. Some may want to concentrate on one item, others may want to print tea towels for the whole family – whatever you feel like, this is definitely a stress free studio. The group is small (max. 6 participants) so you can have my full attention or you can work independently.

Wear clothes that are comfortable and can get dirty, printing can get a bit messy especially when you're getting creative! No long hanging sleeves.

Dates and times:

  • Each class begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm.

  • Please check dates available at the top of this page by the photo. To be kept updated please join my Workshop Mailing List by writing Workshop in the Subject line.

  • Want your own group of 6 for a specific date, just email me!

  • If a specific workshop date is full, please email me and I will put you on the wait list in case of cancellations..

Cost:

The cost of the class is $85 per person (plus HST):

  • If you prefer to pay by e-transfer, just let me know at printing@yasminelouis.com and I’ll send you a direct invoice.

  • We have a 30 day cancellation policy. All payment can be refunded up to 30 days before your workshop date.

  • The class will be cancelled and refunded if not enough students have signed up. You will be notified a week before the class.

  • You can take your screen home to print on your own for an additional $20 (plus HST)

  Your design:

  • ·You can send me up to six images to choose from and I will let you know which ones would work best (your favourite poem, song, quote, drawing, images of you, of your pet, photos you took of cityscapes, trees, architecture, road sign, street sign, streetcars, animals, plants, birds etc. )

  • Your final print(s) can be made of one to four designs but all the designs (drawings, words, photos etc.) will need to fit on an 8.5” x 11” page. So the more designs, the smallest they’ll be printed. You can just send me the images as is and I will take care of making them fit in the page.

    Note: if you opt for several small designs instead of one bigger one, you will still be able to print them separately

  • I will make your image into a black and white high contrast design, the same high contrast found in my designs (no soft shadows).

  • Email me your image in a JPEG, PSD, PDF or WORD format, the higher the resolution the better. I will do the necessary touch ups and send it back to you for approval.

How to get to my studio:

  • TTC: If you take the Queen or King Streetcar, my stop is Niagara St. and my building is between Queen St. and King St. on the west side (small brown and black building). My address is 257 Niagara St. Unit 105, Toronto, On M6J 2L7. I’m just 2 lights west of Bathurst. My phone number is 416.304.0490.

  • Driving: After 5pm, you can park on many of the streets around my studio for free if you can find a spot, and there is also a Green P Parking just behind my building.

Just let me know if you have any questions and let’s get printing!