Block Printing, Painting and Image Transfer for Textiles

Learn the basics of one of the oldest types of printmaking in this one day workshop using block printing, free painting , image transfer using the heat transfer presser

Course Content

You will be introduced to the process of block printing including how to paint directly onto calico and the use of heat transfer.

You will cut blocks on the day before practicing block printing, painting & image transfer onto samples, moving onto printing a final piece on calico.

All the samples can be used for personal projects including cushion covers, tote bags, handkerchiefs , wall hangers, fabric paintings or anything you wish.
You can view previous students work on this external links:

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will be run under strict social distancing guidelines with smaller class sizes and additional hygiene procedures in place. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Suitable for all including beginners

First Class Requirements

Bring some simple designs – sketched from images that you want to produce or want to be inspired from.

Bring some old recycled cotton / calico fabric, or any recyclable fabric to paint on – must be light colour – no dark colours such as black/ navy

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.

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