Screen Printing Basics

Fiber Arts

Screen Printing Basics

Learn the art of screen printing using paper stencils on fabric and create your own pattern.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Fri, 7/12/2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fri, 7/12/2024


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Class, Getting Started, No Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio

Printmaking, Surface Design


Learn the art of screen printing in this five-hour workshop. Screen Printing is an ancient method of transferring pigment to a surface. An experienced print-maker will guide you through every step of the process. All aspects of screen printing will be covered, including how to use paper as a stencil material, how to properly set up the screen for printing, what types of inks can be used, and how to heat set for washing the fabric. Commercial printers use screen printing today for T-shirts and textile printing, and you'll learn the process in this workshop.


  • A $20 materials fee, included in the cost of this class, covers the yard of cotton cloth and newsprint you'll get in class.  All other needed equipment, tools, and ink will be provided.
  • You need to supply your creativity with design ideas or sketches for use in class.

Class Policies

  • Ages 9 and up are welcome.
  • Dress for a mess! Dyes and ink can stain, so wear dark clothing or clothes your don't mind getting stained. Wear closed-toe shoes and (optionally) bring an apron.
  • Bring a bag lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available for your use in on the lower level.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Dana Seeger
Screen Printing, Surface Design

Dana Harris Seeger was born in San Francisco and split her childhood between California and Indiana. She pursued her passion in high school and college and received a bachelor's degree in painting from Anderson University in Indiana in 2004 and a master's in fine arts in printmaking from San Jose State University in 2011. She is a member of the California Society of Printmakers. In 2014, Dana co-created an art studio and school in San Jose, Calif., called the School of Visual Philosophy. Her work in printmaking and painting helps her connect real to imagined memories and her life experiences to her heritage. Growing up as a second-generation Baltic American, she has always tried to connect the artifacts acquired from Estonia and Latvia into her own story. She lives in Poulsbo with her husband (a sculptor), daughter, and twin sons.

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