Breakdown screen printing : a 3 week course

Amarjeet Nandhra

17 Nov - 1 Dec

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Full Price £250; Retiree £235; Concession £200

Class details

Join us for Breakdown Screen Printing, a three week course led by Amarjeet Nandhra during which you create your own fabrics for future textile projects.


10.30am – 3pm

17 & 24 November and 1 December

Course Fee: Full Price £250; Retiree Price £235; Concession Price £200

Limited to 8 people

During this course you will learn a screen printing process that creates wonderful serendipitous marks on to fabric. We use procion dyes that are fibre-reactive cold water dyes. They are fixed chemically instead of with heat and are perfect for a range of textile techniques including printing. We are also using thickened paste.

You will experiment with

  • different types of deconstructed printing
  • embedding objects into a layer of dye
  • dye straight from squeegee bottles to make patterns marks
  • combining these methods

The simplicity of the technique allows for marks unique to each individual.

At the end of the course you will have a range of fabrics that would be suitable for quilting, collage and stitching.

No matter your level of experience, everyone is welcome to join us and breakdown screen printing with Amarjeet.

We provide light refreshments throughout the day, but please bring your lunch. Or you could visit our neighbouring cafes in Dickens Yard – there are lots to choose from.


Participants to bring

  • Drop cloth (old cotton sheets / calico to cover table and absorbs excess media)
  • Fabric ( white or light coloured, cellulose based ; cotton, linen, jute, hemp, sisal )
  • Screen ( if you have one)
  • Items to make an impression on the screen
    • bubble wrap
    • mesh
    • string
    • washers
    • nails
    • corrugated card
    • leaves
    • in fact anything that makes an impression, but nothing that will damage the screen)

Open Ealing will provide

  • A selection of foam brushes
  • Palette or plates
  • Disposable apron and gloves
  • We also have a selection of items that make an impression – you are welcome to raid our stash!


Amarjeet will supply the following materials. (Please note there will be a £6 charge for these materials)

  • Pots and spoons
  • Urea
  • Water softener _ Calgon
  • Sodium alginate / Manutex
  • Screen
  • Squeegee
  • Procion dyes
  • Soda ash


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 17 Nov - 1 Dec
Thursday 10:30 am
Fees: Full Price £250; Retiree £235; Concession £200

About the tutor

Amarjeet Nandhra

Amarjeet Nandhra is a practising artist, with training in Graphic Communication,
Print and Textile Art. She has also worked as an Art Director on various independent
short films. As a freelance tutor and lecturer, she has taught a range of courses;
printmaking, mixed media and textiles, at Diploma level, City & Guilds and in Adult
Education. Her teaching career expands over 25 years. Amarjeet is also a member
of Studio 21 textile art and (TSG)Textile Study Group, two of the most exciting textile
art groups.

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