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Intro to Screen Printing

with Erin Dollar

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  •   02 Printing Process in Action

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About The Class

Unleash your creativity with Screen Printing


Screen printing is a popular, fun and creative way to apply your designs to new materials. The idea of taking on a creative outlet can be daunting for illustrators, artists and creative business owners but with Introduction to Screen Printing, Erin Dollar will walk you through the entire creative process with a DIY workflow, making it accessible and approachable for anyone.

Erin Dollar is the talented textile designer and printmaker behind Cotton & Flax. Join her for this beginning class on the art of screen printing, and you’ll learn:

  • How to create a bold design and transparency that will translate well to printing
  • What materials and tools are best for beginners
  • How to work with photosensitive materials and create a dark room in your space
  • Best practices to prepare your screens for printing on paper

Erin has applied her art to a wide variety of patterns and mediums, blending fine art and fine craft to produce fresh and vibrant designs. Learn proper printing techniques and take advantage of her streamlined process for screen printing. Empower yourself with this new skill set and bring this versatile and dynamic craft to your creative space!  

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    04:28
  2. 02

    Printing Process in Action

    04:28
  3. 03

    Gather Materials & Setup Worktable

    13:18
  4. 04

    Create Design with a Transparency

    10:07
  5. 05

    Set up your darkroom

    05:20
  6. 06

    Degrease your screen

    07:26
  7. 07

    Coat the Screen with Emulsion

    26:43
  8. 08

    Expose the Screen

    09:13
  9. 09

    Wash out the Screen

    06:55
  10. 10

    Prepare for Printing

    13:44
  11. 11

    Time to Screen Print

    15:19
  12. 12

    Clean-Up & Screen Storage

    10:17
  13. 13

    Examples of Advanced Screen Prints

    03:46

Meet Your Expert

Erin Dollar

Erin Dollar is an artist, textile designer, and small business owner, making beautiful home goods from her Los Angeles studio. Her background as a fine art printmaker informs her work for Cotton & Flax, where Erin's hand-printed textiles set her designs apart as a blend of fine art and fine craft.  ... read more

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  • pdf Resource Guide
  • pdf Tools and Materials List
  • pdf Screen Printing Design Template

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  • Ariadny

    January 2019

    Wow, that was a great course. Erin is clear, engaging and encouraging. I would loooove to see a follow up course with her that explores some of the more advanced silk screen printing techniques that she mentions in the last segment. Great job!

  • Marsha Law

    Marsha Law

    September 2016

    Erin is such an outstanding instructor. She's just so confident with her topic and with her ability to communicate. This class helped me realize that I'm not ready yet to start screen printing, which in my opinion is just as important as recognizing when you are ready to try something.

  • Susi

    June 2019

    Great beginner course. Helpful terminology. Hope Erin provides a follow up for more complex printing (textiles please). Many thanks.

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