Thursday 18th October 2018

6pm – Late (this event is suitable for adults aged 18+)

FREE – Please reserve your place here

Express yourself at our printing party.  Expect music, making & dancing from one69A and friends.  All the good stuff.

Building up on the theme of disruption, we’re rallying the troops and asking YOU to join US make a statement. DM18 has partnered with with Berlin-based artist Patrick Thomas + other friends to create iconic stencils/slogans for you to use, to create your own protest and find your voice whatever your cause.

In the age of dis-information, fake-news and social media the medium, our weekender is inspired by Patrick Thomas’s book ‘The Protest Stencil Toolkit’. The book contained numerous stencils die-cut and ready for use, giving the user no-matter how creative they were the tools to make their own messages.

We are also running workshops over the DM18 weekend inspired by Patrick Thomas’ The Protest Stencil Toolkit, and contributions by friends of Design Manchester.

Get involved:

[RE]STITCH OVER AND UNDER / Half Day Workshop / Saturday 20th October

Create bold and maximal accessories combining digital design and cross-stitching techniques.

[RE]STITCH PRINT AND FORM / Half Day Workshop / Sunday 21st October

Screen print and sew your own disrupted tote bag.

[RE]STITCH PRINT AND FORM / DM2018 / Half Day Workshop

Sunday 21st Oct 2018 / 11am – 2pm

£25.00 – Full details and booking here

Join us as part of Design Manchester 2018 to screen print and sew your own disrupted tote bag.

During the workshop, you will select and screen print the different components then follow our super simple steps to sew and construct your bag using a sewing machine.  Our designs will be inspired by the Patrick Thomas’ The Protest Stencil Toolkit and by the end of the workshop; you will be able to take away a completed tote featuring a bespoke printed surface pattern design.

This taster workshop is suitable for adults aged 16+ and any ability

Find out more about DM18: Disrupt!



Print Your Own Tshirt / Half Day Workshop

Saturday 17th Nov 2018 / 11am – 2pm

£40.00 – Full details and booking here

Back by popular demand is our Print Your Own Tshirt Workshop!

Using silk screens, water based inks and hand cut stencils, you will have the opportunity draw and screen print your own designs to create your own bespoke tshirt.

You will also have the option of printing onto a tote bag instead if a tshirt isn’t your thing.

We provide everything you need including demonstrating how to make your own designs but if you have something of your own in mind please make sure they are printed onto regular copier paper and in a simple silhouette format which will enable you to cut them into a stencil with a craft knife.

If you are looking to get to grips with the lo fi method of screen printing, then this workshop is for you.

After spending an afternoon with us, you will leave with the confidence and top tips to start your own DIY printing at home.

This taster workshop is suitable for adults aged 16+ and any ability

Screen Printed Silk Scarf / Full Day Workshop

Saturday 24th November  2018 / 11am – 5pm

£70.00 – Full details and booking here

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques including photo, stencil and illustrative screen printing.

You will be guided through experimental and expressive design approaches to design and print your own, one of kind large silk scarf.

Don’t worry if you haven’t screen printed before, you will have the opportunity to practice on some fabric first, you also get to take this away with you.

Suitable for adults aged 16+ and any ability

Photo Screen Printing / Evening Course / 4 Sessions

Tuesday’s 27th November, 4th, 11th, 18th December 2018 / 6pm – 9pm

£170.00 – Full details and booking here

This 4 session course introduces and explores photo screen printing.

You will have the opportunity to translate digital designs, collages, illustrations and photographs into screen prints .

You will learn how to print two colour designs onto card stock and single colour designs onto textiles and card stock. There will be a range of fabric, papers, card, tshirts and tote bags for you to use within the course fee and you will be encouraged to explore and experiment printing onto different materials.

In addition to the screen printing itself, you will also learn other important steps required in order to make successful prints including coating and reclaiming screens, exposing and preparing screens and mixing inks.

The course is a good introduction to screen printing and allows you to get to grips with a basic understanding of the process.

It is also a great starting point to show you how simple it can be to build a basic screen printing set up in your studio or at home.

The course is suitable for ages 16 +  including complete beginners through to more experienced artists and designers wishing to broaden their practice.


Fabric Screen Printing / Weekend Course

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December 2018 / 10am – 5pm

£170.00 – Full details and booking here

During this course you will learn a variety of  techniques including photo, stencil, mono and illustrative screen printing to create large panels of handprinted fabric.

You will be guided through formal, experimental and expressive design approaches and have the opportunity to create completely original prints which explore colour, pattern and texture.

On completion of the course, you will leave with a selection of fabric panels in a variety of sizes all of which will be wash fast and ready to be use as you wish.

Your fabric will also be suitable to use in conjunction with some of our other workshops and courses such as the simple jacket, smock dress and beginning to sew.

The course is suitable for adults aged 16 + and any ability


What our students say…

“I enjoyed the course so much the first time that I have just completed it for the second time. The course style is informal & informative. Sally is a great tutor. She encourages and recognises individual styles and strengths and helps when needed but also gives each student confidence to work independently.”

“I’m a graphic designer and was looking for a way to widen my skill set and the course was a perfect introduction to a new way of printing. Not only that, it was really good, hands-on fun and engaging. It gave me so much inspiration for further projects that I didn’t want it to end.”

“I have just finished the course and absolutely loved it! I didn’t have any previous printing experience but I have learned so much in such a short space of time. I feel well equipped and armed with enough skills to be able to set up my own basic screen printing workshop at home. The sessions were super organised and the atmosphere was really friendly and relaxed. Loved it!”

“I really enjoyed the screen printing course. Sally was fab, she’s really friendly and explains the process in such a way, it’s really easy to understand. I loved every moment of it and I got to produce some really good work. If you’re interested in screen printing, then this course is definitely for you.”