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Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Overview

In this experimental 10 week course where you will learn basic printed textile design and surface pattern techniques.  You will be encouraged to design and develop a personal collection of designs on fabric using a variety of processes. If you would like to develop your print skills for paper-based work, please visit our Fine Art Printmaking course page.

Course Content

Week 1
Screen printing
Introduction to Paper Stenciling - 1 colour print

Week 2
Screen printing
Learn how to coat a screen. Look at ways of making marks and transfer these to a screen using the exposure unit.

Week 3
Screen printing
Using your designs from week 2 you will have a chance to experiment with colour.

Week 4
Screen printing
Create a two colour design using acetate and learn a simple registration method.

Week 5
Screen printing
Continue with two colour print, experimenting with colour and registration.

Week 6
Introduction to Heat Transfer Printing

Week 7
Continue with Heat Transfer Printing

Week 8
Personal Project

Week 9
Personal Project

Week 10
Personal Project

Entry Requirements

Materials and Equipment
Demonstration or materials for experimentation will be provided free of charge but you may be required to purchase your own materials in order to complete your personal creative projects. Please wear old clothes/an overall or apron and strong, flat, closed-toe footwear. You need to bring drawing tools, a craft knife, a sketchbook and an apron.


Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.

In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Plymouth College of Art has temporarily closed its buildings until further notice to protect the health and safety of staff, students and visitors. For more information please click here.

Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Modules

Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Staff

The staff listed on this programme are correct at the time of writing. Students will be notified if there are any changes to key staff (i.e. Programme Leaders and Lecturers).

Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Student Work

Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Students Say

Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Careers & Alumni

Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Entry Requirements

Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Resources

Printed Textile Design for Beginners — Interview

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