Thermofax Screen Printing

Jun 10, 2023 10:00AM—Jun 11, 2023 4:00PM


SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341



Explore printing with thermofax screens to create complex imagery on fabric and paper! The focus of this two-day class is to create layered designs using simple background textures and simple imagery. You’ll learn how to make a portable print board, how to mix dyes for printing, how to print with both dyes and paints using thermofax screens, and how to finish your printed fabrics. You’ll also learn how to create thermofax screens in minutes using a thermofax printer, a much easier alternative to the traditional photographic silkscreen process.

Angie Knowles works in mixed media, primarily surface design on cotton and silk. Her interest in textiles began at the age of nine when she took her first sewing class. Since then, she has explored many different aspects of fiber arts, from clothing construction and hand embroidery to machine knitting and surface design techniques. Knowles first encountered surface design in 2008 when she joined the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild and has since studied under many leading artists including Kerr Grabowski and Gasali Adeyemo. She completed Jane Dunnewold’s Art Cloth Mastery Program in February 2018.

$240 – $285

Additional Supply Fee: None! $40 for dyes and paints for printing and the use of the instructor’s collection of thermofax screens and equipment is included in the cost of the class.

Scholarship Available: No

Level: Open to all skill levels.

Number of Students: 8 to 20

Required Supplies:

  • Rubber gloves.
  • 2′ x 2′ piece of homosote or plywood for print board.
  • Felt and cotton fabric to cover print board.
  • Fabric or paper to print on.
  • T pins.
  • Also, please wear old clothes and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Optional: You can have your own designs made into silkscreens for $10 each. To do so, email Angie a black and white JPEG image (7″ X10″ or smaller) no later than June 1, 2023.

Class Schedule: Class will be in-person at the SEFAA Center from 10 am to 4 pm on June 10 and 11, 2023. There will be a short 1/2-hour break for lunch, so we encourage you to bring your lunch. There is a small refrigerator and a microwave available for your use at the SEFAA Center.

Covid 19 Policy: SEFAA is following the CDC COVID-19 Community Level guidelines for DeKalb County, Georgia, and mask-wearing inside the SEFAA Center is only required when our Community Level is High.