During this course, you will learn the basics of textile screen printing using a stencil method. Inspiration for your hand cut paper stencil will come from exploring the beautiful grounds at Dillington House, collecting leaves or photographing flowers. Back in the classroom Zara will demonstrate how to develop your visual research into a stencil design. You will hand cut your paper stencils and then learn how to prepare the screen and print your stencil on to a tote bag. You will also be shown how to print multiple colours or a two-layered print. No previous experience needed Zara is experienced with teaching all levels and will support you through every stage of the process. Tutor Information Zara Shepherd studied textile design specialising in print at Winchester School of Arts. After graduation, she worked as a technical instructor in printed textiles at Loughborough University for ten years. 2017 Zara relocated to her home town of Weston-super-Mare and founded Zara Emily a screen printing business. Zara creates a hand printed gift range selling online and at markets, she loves to teach adults and children the traditional art of printing making at her studio or on location.

What's included in the price?

The workshops include all materials as well as refreshments and three course hot buffet lunch. You will of course get to take your bag home with you.


1 day (9:00am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Accommodation offered
  • Intermediate level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Dillington House, , Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT