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Introduction to screen printing

Duration: One day

Price: £55

Book with: Ria Rich
at Ria Rich Creative

Old Dairy Farm Craft Centre
Main Street
Upper Stowe

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About the Course

Join designer & maker Ria Rich at her colourful studio in Rural Northamptonshire where this taster session will teach you the basics of screen printing: designing a print, creating stencils, mixing colour palettes and printing your finished design using printing inks. All materials will be supplied, plus a tote bag, tea towel or ready made cushion cover to print on and take home with you.

You may also bring your own fabric or paper to print on if you wish.

You'll not only take away a new skill, but a beautiful piece of work you've created yourself!

​There is a maximum of four students per workshop so you will be given plenty of individual guidance to help develop your work.

To book, please email.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This workshop will show you how to screen print using card stencils. With this method, you can print your designs in several layers of flat colour without having to make an exposed screen or using screen filler. When screen printing, ink is forced through a fine mesh onto a flat surface. The stencil will block areas of the fabric from receiving ink, creating your design.

All materials will be supplied, plus a tote bag, tea towel or ready made cushion cover to print on and take home with you.

You may also bring your own fabric or paper to print on if you wish.

Cafe/restaurant onsite.

Please email using the "Contact" form above to book.

Want to review this course?

Ria is such a patient and generous teacher! Her studio is an oasis of calm creativity, with a array of her work for inspiration.

She guided our designs so that we could take home a finished piece that we were proud of. Her knowledge of what works and how to get to where we wanted our work to be was ace!

We are looking forward to going back for another session to make something else. But first, I’ve got my eye on some of her table runners for Christmas presents....

Thank you for a lovely, creative day, Ria!

- - #23772

Thank you Ria for a most enjoyable day screen printing in your lovely studio.

Ria is a super teacher who is friendly, informative (without overwhelming us!) and supportive throughout the day. The course was perfect for those new to screen printing and I was very pleased with my final result and went away feeling very happy and exhausted.

If you want to try a screen printing technique that you can replicate at home, this is the course for you.

Thank you again, Ria.

- - #23026

My daughter and I spent a lovely day enjoying learning to screen print with Ria.
Ria is a lovely lady, keen to share her knowledge and ideas and very generous with her time and supplies.
Her teaching approach is open and relaxed and no matter what your skill level, you will not only have a lovely day if you attend this course, but will definitely go home with an accomplished piece of work, which you can choose to complete on the day or finish off at home.

The location is good for parking and lunch in the café can be recommended too.

I would recommended this course and if like myself you have never done screen printing before and are unsure at to whether to go or not..........
just go............what have you got to lose???

Keep your mind open and enjoy your day !!

- - #23020

Just had a great day screen printing. Ria was great in giving lots of help, tips and clear instructions.

Really enjoyable day and will definitely be practicing at home!

Thank you very much

- - #22315

Very enjoyable day. Clear instruction and presented in a fun way by Ria.
Positive result by the end of the day with completed item and a bit more to practice with.
Thank you for a great, productive time.

- - #22313

Great value for money and nice to come away with a cushion cover that was finished and ready to use in one day.
Ria is lovely. Lots of help, lots of encouragement and lots of tea!

- - #22200

I thoroughly enjoyed the screen printing day, it was definitely worth the hour and a half journey both ways. Ria is a very patient teacher and I learnt a lot, and I have a lovely cushion cover sitting on my sofa now! I now have lots of ideas for future printing projects thanks to Ria.

- - #22192

My partner and I spent a day learning to screen print with Ria and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were made to feel very welcome and instantly put at ease which made for a fun, creative day. The quality of the teaching was excellent; throughout the day Ria encouraged us to develop our own ideas, offering advice and plenty of tea. Instructions were clear and she provided as much support as needed to build confidence and ensure our prints were successful. I will be recommending this course to friends and family - this is a brilliant day for anyone who fancies giving screen printing a go. Thanks Ria!

- - #21920

I so enjoyed the day screen printing workshop I did with Ria. She is a brilliant teacher and I learnt a lot. Ria went above and beyond to make things work for me.
It was a fun relaxing day and I came away with 2 cushions that I am very pleased with. I have already been recommending her to my friends. It’s a great day out!

- - #21526

We had a very nice day with Ria. The course was well paced and we learned a lot.
The atmosphere was very warm and friendly but we still came out with a finished piece of work at the end of the day.
Thank you

- - #21488

I took my Mum to Ria's course for her birthday. We had the best day! We really enjoyed learning how to print and Ria was very patient and accommodating of our slightly over ambitious printing ideas! Amongst lots of laughs she managed to guide us to achieve our prints. Also yummy lunch from the cafe . What a fab day!

- - #21473

My friend and I spent the day with Ria learning how to do screen printing. We both had an idea of what design we wanted to print onto a cushion cover and with Ria's relaxed, comprehensive and informative instructions, we also managed to print some additional tote bags. With Ria's enthusiasm and inspiration, we have now discovered a passion for a new hobby. We had a fabulous day with her in the studio and thoroughly enjoyed every moment and would recommend to anyone. Parking was easy and the on-site café was well worth a visit. A day out to remember, thank you!

- - #21238

Ria is an excellent teacher, however it didn't feel like I was being taught. She encouraged and supported me and my sister throughout the day. Her constant attention, positivity and interaction never wavered. Ria was very patient and made us feel very welcome. She has inspired me and given me the confidence to try something else creative.

- - #21057

We joined Ria for an introduction to screen printing on Saturday 23 March. Ria was an excellent teacher and showed us new techniques for creating our screen prints. Relaxed, enjoyable day in a lovely colourful workshop. Would definitely recommend giving it a go.

- - #20839

Bought this as a present for my girlfriend and it was fantastic. Ria is very kind, helpful and it was genuinely a great course. 100 percent recommend intro to screen printing.

- - #20101

I highly recommend Ria. I asked for a bespoke workshop and had a fantastic time learning exactly what I had hoped to learn. Nothing was too much trouble and I left feeling totally inspired to try screen printing on my own (as well as a cushion for my daughter who was absolutely delighted with it). I can imagine this would also be great fun as a workshop with friends. Definitely a great day.

- - #20096

this is an excellent workshop and a very fun day. Ria is a wonderful teacher, who listens and explains every process with good humour and patience and enables you to produce something that you are proud of.
i am already organising another workshop with Ria.
Her own work is exceptional and inspirational
definitely recommended

- - #19256

I spent one wintry day in one of Ria’s taster workshops and had a pretty spectacular time. Ria is a fantastic tutor, very knowledgeable, very good at teaching. I was a tad nervous (having most recently completed a bookmaking workshop elsewhere, but where I was absolutely hopeless, and didn’t want to be again), but Ria put me at ease really quickly, allowing creativity to flow. She was skilled at helping us to translate something from our heads into a screen-printed reality. How do you do that, Ria? She was incredibly generous with her time and never rushed us. I left at the end of the day with beautiful screen-printing. And I do mean beautiful. I just love colour and there was colour aplenty.
I should also mention that there is a fabulous bijoux café on site and no trouble parking. I was rather sorry I didn’t get a chance to look around the rest of the craft centre because it all looked interesting. I am already planning a return visit.

- - #19118

Rai is such a lovely person and a great teacher. I had a top day and learnt so much and I got to take my designs home on a tote bag. She was great at explaining every process and recommend materials/ supplies Ilto buy from. We had lots of fun and I’d definitely go again. Top class, definitely recommend!

- - #16343

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 24th August 2019
Saturday 7th September 2019
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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