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

Leitha Matz, Printmaker

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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.

147 of 157 students recommendSee All

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

Great introduction. Definitely fun to watch.
This was everything it promised to be. And I really love the instructor's calm, clear, friendly tone. Great teacher. I can do this!





Leitha Matz


I work as a technology project manager, 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 focus on teaching printmaking classes -- 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 your vision on all kinds of materials: t-shirts, walls, stationery, labels and so much more.