Silkscreen printing 101


Wednesday, August 14
09:30 to 16:30 &
Thursday, August 15
09:30 to 16:30 &
Friday, August 16
09:30 to 16:30


327,40 $ Can
120,00 $ Can
447,40 $ Can (without taxes)

Spaces available


All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.


In this 3-day creative workshop, Natalie will take participants on a journey of learning the basics of designing and making a silkscreen, as well as using the screens to print in a variety of creative ways on textiles. In the first part of the class, participants will learn the process of making their own silkscreens, from preparing their designs and artwork, ready to be made into a positive “stencil” to the coating of screens with a photo emulsion and exposed in a light exposure unit, capturing their designs to make a permanent silkscreen. Participants will receive hands-on experience as well as in-depth information on the complete process of transferring their image to a silkscreen, in addition to creating their own exposure units at home. In the second part of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn the technique of printing with their screens on a variety of different textiles with fabric paints. Printing methods and elements such as pattern repetition, design registration, colour combinations will be covered while participants practise and master “pulling” paint through their screens to create complex and intricate patterning and designs on textiles. No previous experience necessary.

What to bring

  • Camping blue foam – 30" x 6'
  • Towel and at least four rags
  • Roll of 2" masking tape
  • Fabric of all natural fibres (non-textured, white or color if desired, prewashed. 1 meter of Pima cotton, 1 meter of light cotton and 1 meter of linen,silk,wool or hemp fabric if desired. Cut in 1/4 to 1/2 meter)
  • Paint palettes
  • A white T-Shirt ( pre-washed) Paint brushes
  • Black sharpies with fine and medium tips
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • needle and thread
  • paper and êncil for drawing and sketch
  • paint brush with water recipient if desired

Material provided:

  • Fabric paints (Pebeo Setacolour)
  • Chromatech photo emulsion
  • Screen degreaser
  • Light exposure uni
  • Scoop coaters
  • Two rolls of duct tape
  • Transparent film
  • Silkscreen – 16" x 20" or 12" x 18" (blank screen, no image previously exposed)
  • Squeegee
  • Ink
  • Sheets (for printer)
  • Scoop coater ( mulsion applicator)


Natalie Grambow
French and English
Wednesday, August 14 09:30 to 16:30 & Thursday, August 15 09:30 to 16:30 & Friday, August 16 09:30 to 16:30
123 Complexe Whissell


Natalie Grambow

Natalie Grambow

Natalie Grambow was born and raised in Montreal. She has solid experience in design, photography, and specializes in textile art and visual art. She has been teaching in this field for many years. Her desire to learn and discover brought her to Asia and later to Latin America, where she learned different traditional weaving methods in Mayan villages. She has created her own collection of fabric dyed with natural dyes under the name “La Cochenille.” In addition, she organizes a series of creative workshops in textile design that are offered in various textile schools in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. Natalie currently lives in Roberts Creek, British Columbia, where she works in her studio to generate new creations and develop new workshops, courses and retreats.


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