Fast Screen Printing with Stencils: Make a Cool T-Shirt or Tote

Leitha Matz, Maker

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11 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

    • An Overview of Quick Printing Methods

    • Stencil Design Inspiration

    • Selecting a Stencil Design

    • Color & Contrast for Your Print

    • Create a Stencil from a Photo

    • Cutting Out Your Stencil

    • Gather Your Supplies

    • Make a Test Print

    • Produce Your Print

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Need to make a quick gift or a little something to make someone laugh?

With just a few reusable supplies and less time than it takes to watch a TV show, you can create a simple, screen print on T-shirt, tote bag, apron, tea towel, baby onesie, pillow case... basically anything that lies flat on the table.

We'll explore the materials, the method and the tips you need to design a great stencil.

160 of 170 students recommendSee All

Good and simple intro to screen printing.
It's a pretty interesting process but ultimately not going to be for me.
Really great way to get started with something I've wanted to do for more than 30 years. It always seemed so intimidating, but this class makes screen printing accessible and achievable. I'll be checking to see if you offer classes in the other printing techniques you mentioned. Thank you.
Marsha Law

Fibre Artist, Educator, Writer





Leitha Matz


I work as the head of product at a startup, but when I'm not at the office, I'm always making things of my own. I especially love illustrating, writing and design.

Here at Skillshare, I usually focus on creating classes in printing -- everything from stencils to woodblock.

I find printmaking inspiring because anyone can quickly start making successful prints with very few tools. It really opens the doors to producing a vision of your own on all kinds of materials: t-shirts, wall...

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