Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
Caroline Davidson is an experienced textile teacher, artist ad designer who has recently gained an MA in Textile Culture at Norwich University College of the Arts and a qualification in Digital Textile Print at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Silkscreen printing courses at Pound Farm Barn take place in her studio and workshop.
'Having taught and produced work for over twenty years, I am passionate about all aspects of textiles. Specializing in design and printed textiles, I enjoy enabling people of all ages and abilities to create their own beautiful silk-screen prints that can be used in a variety of ways.
The course usually lasts two days and I take a maximum of three people on each course so I can give you personal attention. You learn how to create a repeat pattern design and then how to print it onto fabric using a combination of hand cut and photo stencils.
At the end of the two days you leave with a piece of fabric designed and printed by you that you could use in a variety of ways. If you would like to print your own fabrics afterwards I can also give you contacts for materials and suppliers for the dyes, screens, photo emulsion etc.
What's included in the price?
The price includes tuition, all materials, including the use of the silkscreen, squeegee and printing dyes. A photostencil, stencil film, stencils knives, drawing materials and fabric. Lunch is also included and a list of local places to stay is provided.
I have just spent two wonderful days with Caroline where she somehow managed to find in me an artistic talent I never knew I had! Her teaching skills gave me the confidence to "have a go" and by the end of the course I felt such a sense of achievement in having created a fabric of my own design.
In addition to the designing and printing, I enjoyed two amazing vegetarian lunches, prepared by Caroline's husband Iain, served up in their lovely home.
I definitely hope to return one day to refine my new found skills.
Caroline’s studio is such a lovely environment full of beautiful designs and inspiration. Over the two days I felt I learnt so much, caroline is an absolute fountain of knowledge and whatever you choose to do she will try really hard to explain to you the process to get your end result. I was delighted with my finished design. The lunch was delicious on both days and the refreshments kept us going. I would definitely recommend!
Caroline's beautiful home and garden provide the perfect and inspirational setting in which she teaches and encourages artistic endeavours! Her 2 day silkscreen printing course was a very worthwhile and productive experience for me. The teaching is excellent and thorough. It is possible to immerse oneself in the whole process under her patient and knowledgeable guidance, and there is the satisfaction of producing a finished design. In addition, there is enjoyable and wide ranging conversation, and the delicious lunches provided by Caroline's husband! I hope to return to develop other printing techniques.
I was given the gift of a two day silkscreen printing course with Caroline Davidson. It is one of the best presents I've ever received. With excellent instructions we were able to enjoy creating a design which we printed on fabric and then added colour to. Caroline tailored her instructions and advice to our different abilities and needs. It was a relaxed, fun two days. We were provided with endless tea and biscuits and scrumptious lunches. I can't wait to book another course!
I have just had a fabulous two days with Caroline. I attended a course with my goddaughter, so that she could be inspired and I could have time out doing something creative - and it worked completely! In two days, we produced something to be proud of, under the clear and brilliant instruction of Caroline, and in the beautiful environment of her home and garden.
We also enjoyed delicious lunches, endless cups of tea and biscuits, and interesting conversation. It was a very relaxed environment, which was great for when you are doing that first print!
We enjoyed every minute and would like to do it again. Definitely highly recommended.
A wonderful weekend workshop learning lots of skills which result in your very own designed and printed fabric, I only wish it was a week long course so you
Could really let fly your imagination. It's really given me a taste for turning hand printed pieces into further projects, I look forward to returning to learn more printing techniques in the future,thank you again for a wonderful weekend Caroline with excellent lunches!
Highly recommended course
Caroline is a wonderful teacher. Her warm, inviting and beautiful workspaces provide the perfect backdrop to learn about screen printing. I wasn't sure if I had any creativity in me but she skillfully helped me to realise and consolidate one or two ideas. She is amazingly talented. I loved seeing her home which is adorned with the most brilliant examples of her work. Her husband provided fabulous lunches and both he and Caroline make you feel as though nothing was too much trouble. I came away from the weekend feeling truly inspired and will definitely return in the future to learn more. If you are looking to try out screen printing then this is the course for you- I cannot recommend it enough.
I absolutely loved learning to silk screen print with Caroline. she is a very talented artist and a patient and encouraging teacher. I have learnt so much working with her and have since completed some block printing with her too. I am always very critical of my own work, but I'm really pleased with the work I completed and its been a catalyst for me to go on and do more. I would highly recommend Carolines courses and as previous reviewers have said, the lunches are delicious and the studio is a gorgeous working environment.
I've been meaning to leave a review for the course I went on in the spring. I had a fantastic weekend learning the art of screen printing with Caroline. Not only does she offer great advice and tutoring, she offers a warm welcome. I was nervous about my lack of creativity but Caroline soon made me feel at ease so that my ideas could come through. Her studio and home are beautiful and our little group enjoyed numerous cups of tea and cake with chatting and laughter and also devoured delicious lunches cooked by her husband. I am a vegetarian and was catered for wonderfully. I really would recommend Caroline's weekend of screen printing course to either a beginner or someone with more knowledge. The surroundings, food, people and experience were definitely worth every penny. Fiona
We had such a rewarding time working at Caroline's beautiful studio and home. She is an experienced and nurturing teacher who gently guides you through the processes letting you develop your own ideas and designs drawing upon her expertise to ensure a great result. There is so much to enjoy in Caroline's working environment from tempting examples of her design work to endless books filled with inspirations. We very much enjoyed Caroline and her husband's company and had delicious lunches, too! Highly recommended.