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Homeschool Textile Printing with Erin Zona

June 22, 2020 - July 1, 2020

| $300 – $325

Homeschool Textile Printing with Erin Zona

Dates: June 22nd, 24th, 29th, and July 1st, 2020, plus unlimited access to four pre-recorded video demonstrations
Time: 7-8:30PM EST
Tuition: $300 members / $325 non-members
Level: intermediate to advanced
Class Limit: 12 students

Screen printing on fabric can involve anything from free-form image making to controlled repeated patterns on yardage. This workshop focuses on the tricks and tools needed to create and use a textile printing studio in your home. We will cover stencil techniques, multiple color design preparation, how-to scenarios for a home printing set-up, and expert ink and tool purchase advice. This workshop will consist of live sessions via Zoom, pre-recorded video demonstrations, and group feedback. Sessions will include critical, technical, and group conversation around the broad topics within textile printing. Attendees will receive a 60 minute private consultation with Erin that can be scheduled any time after the completion of the workshop.


Each pre-recorded video will review all the necessary supplies required for that step in the process. This is an advanced learning class with a focus on image preparation, the mathematics of *tight* registration, and best practice printing techniques. Participants will have password access to the pre-recorded demonstration videos in perpetuity as they develop their skills. 

For the purpose of this workshop, we will focus on preparing screens using non-photo methods including drawing fluid and screen filler, working under the assumption that many participants will have limited access to professional print studios.  The processes covered can also be applied to photo emulsion based methods.

Note: Building your own textile printing workstation is a financial commitment. Participants are invited to follow along with all demonstration videos and build out a home studio, but are not required to. Some students may choose to learn, observe, and participate with the goal of acquiring skills for later use.

Materials and Equipment:

Setting up your textile printing studio does not require carpentry skills or power tools. All equipment has been modified for simple construction. The most physically challenging component is the printing tabletop surface which requires the modification of a large board. The surfacing of this board in preparation for printing does require that the surface be flipped over twice, which can require extra hands.

Please note that while we have included links to specific materials below, it is not necessary for you to buy from these exact stores. If there is a specific brand listed for a material, we do ask that you stick with that brand. Our instructors have vetted these materials and know what’s best in this application.

Building a textile printing station in your home studio:

  • A table top work surface approximately 3 x 6 feet
  • One 4 x 6 foot board, ½ inch thickness minimum (particle board, plywood, etc)
  • 2 ½ yards muslin, bleached or unbleached. It’s important that this fabric is 48″ in width.
  • 2 ½ yards quilting batting. It’s important that this fabric is 48″ in width.
  • 48” T-Square
  • 48” metal straight edge
  • Staple gun and staples
  • T-pins

Image creation:


Clean up:

  • Wisk detergent is best for removing screen filler from screens
  • Bathtub, slop sink, or outdoor hose
  • Cleaning scrubber

For live sessions, participants should have:

  • Preferred drawing tools: paper, pencil, pen, and eraser
  • Sketchbook or drawing paper
  • 18” metal ruler
  • 12” (minimum) centerfinding plastic ruler


If you had already signed up for a Summer Art Institute class, or are newly registering for an online workshop or event, please read our 2020 Refund and Cancellation policies.


Erin Zona

Erin Zona is the Artistic Director at Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. She received her M.F.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and a BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute in 2002.



June 22, 2020
July 1, 2020
$300 – $325
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