PrintCraft: An Introduction to Screen Printing on Textiles, with Leah Parkhurst

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PrintCraft: An Introduction to Screen Printing on Textiles, with Leah Parkhurst

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

$70 – $120

In this hands-on, exploratory workshop we will build our own silk-screens from three common items you may already have at home, learn how to use four different resist methods to create a stencil and add your own prints to a range of textiles. First, you’ll learn about traditional screen-printing techniques and then we will get rolling with simple, DIY methods so you can jump right in and begin printing. By the end of class, you’ll create four silk-screens and multiple custom printed textiles to take home. This is a fun and funky beginner class for you to dip your toes into the fantastic world of screen-printing!

Instructions: No need to purchase anything special to bring to class! However, you’re encouraged to bring the following materials if you have them on hand:

Scissors (fabric and paper)

Needle and thread for hand sewing

Notebook and pencil


Scrap fabric

Rubber gloves

Low-tack painter’s tape

Fine tip permanent marker


If you do not have scrap fabric, blank t-shirts (light colors work best), solid color pillowcases/sheets, poster board or watercolor paper are all easy to integrate into the process.

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Lunch will be provided.
Ages: 12+
Level: Beginner
Materials Fees: $25
Location: People’s Food Co-op, 315 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines (not including Materials Fees)

Supporter Level Ticket: $120
If you move through the world with financial ease and the means to fulfill many of your wants as well as your needs – you are able to eat out when you want, abundantly meet your needs through employment or can comfortably not work, have access to family wealth, own property, etc. – consider paying at this level, which will help us ensure the long term sustainability of our programs while keeping our offerings accessible to those with access to fewer resources.

Sustainer Level Ticket: $95
If you are able to meet your needs with relative ease while budgeting your educational and entertainment spending – for instance, you are able to take classes and eat out occasionally as long as you are mindful – consider paying at this level, which will help sustain the work of the Folk School at a modest level.

Supported Level Ticket: $70
If you struggle to fund your basic needs and have limited access to resources in your family and community, or if you would not be able to access this offering without a discounted payment option, consider paying at this level. We value your presence and contributions to our community and do not want any economic circumstances to be a barrier to attendance!


September 28
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$70 – $120
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