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  • Helms Design Center 8745 W Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA, 90232 United States (map)

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19-20 10:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Screen Printing for the Holidays

Instructor Carrie Burckle

$200 weekend members; $225 non-members; $150 Saturday only or Sunday only

In this screen printing weekend workshop, students will use screens that are ready for printing with singular circles, squares or rectangles. Participants will design both the negative and positive shapes onto a second screen, a combination that has limitless possibilities.

Let the spirit of the Fall holidays inspire your play with shape and color. We’ll make designs ideal for table runners, tea towels, or cushions. learn how to design, set up, and print basic repeat patterns on fabric using simple stencil designs cut from transparencies.

Wear comfortable clothing, shoes and an apron.

*We will take a lunch break: students are welcome to step outside for a quick walk to The Co-Op Market / Deli or one of the restaurants in the Helms Complex, or bring your own lunch.

This class is intended for fine artists, designers, painters, printmakers, surface designers and general enthusiasts. Class size limited to 10.

No previous experience is necessary. Students will be standing on a concrete floor when printing.


  • 1 unsewn/unhemmed drop cloth table runner

  • 1 pillow cushion

  • 1 tea towel

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own pre-washed fabrics for printing.

Materials available for use include: Two small handheld screens, inks, squeegees/spreaders, Duralar® stencils, tracing paper, xacto knives, cutting mats, sharpies, scissors, masking tape. You may bring your own pre-laundered natural fiber fabrics or clothing as well. Printing tables are 4ft x 8ft, with some of the 8 ft length used for material prep.

If you would like to prepare and burn a screen prior to the class, here is a link to an Etsy shop in Long Beach. He charges a nominal fee for the screen, burning the image, and shipping it to you. This would be an ideal situation for more complex design ideas where cutting out shapes would be too challenging. Please understand that we refer him in good faith but cannot be responsible for anything that may go awry.


Carrie Burckle is an artist, designer, and educator. She has a BFA in Textile Design, as well as an MFA in Fibers from CSULB, where she has taught for the past 17 years. She is also a co-founder of Textile Arts LA.