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Screenprint Your Own Tote or Tea Towel Workshop

6th August 2022 Ocean Studios Workshop Art Culture, Print In Action, Summer Holiday
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An introduction to Screenprinting, taking home your very own tote printed tote to bag, facilitated by with Suzanne Drummond from Ham & Co as part of Print in Action.

During this workshop you’ll learn the basics of Screenprinting onto fabric, using paper stencils, exploring the process of printmaking. You’ll be guided through the whole process, looking at print samples to spark ideas, playing with stencils to create playful unique designs. Translating your ideas into Screenprint using specialist print facilities at Ocean Studios.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is for beginners or those who are looking for a refresh in screenprinting, you’ll be able to develop, learn skills and advice from the facilitator.

What is included with the price?

– You can choose to print and take home your item, you’ll have a choice of either a tea towel or tote bag

– Experienced printmaker and facilitator Suzanne will guide you through the printmaking process

Equipment and materials provided within specialist printmaking facility

– This workshop is for adults only

Workshop specifics:

Timings : 10.30 – 1pm (2 ½ hour workshop) / 2 – 4.30pm

Capacity: 4 People per session

Experience Level: Beginner, no experience necessary

Cost: £35

About the Artist: Suzanne Drummond

Why Printmaking:

For me I find that I revel in the process, using the screen as much as any other tool within the art making process. Taking my image, reworking it and then developing it further by manipulating the screen, then producing a unique piece of art.

Tell us about your practice:

I have found that my love of architecture, particularly Brutalist concrete buildings have been really influential in my work.

Finding pattern and form that appear to me out of the light and shadow from these angular buildings has piqued a fascination for me. It has developed through my work, producing dynamic balanced geometric and graphic art works. My colour palette comes from everything from peeling paint to the soft colours of seaside towns.

Throughout the residency I feel that my practice has become more refined and clearer in its direction. I work on both paper and textiles, with a small amount being on naturally dyed fabric.

Who’s your favourite Print-maker:

I really love Hugh Dunford – Wood, his hand (foot) printed lino print wallpapers are amazing. His love of hand printing has meant that he has continually lino printed wallpapers since the 70’s.

What’s next?

2022 will be bringing more craft fairs further afield, Exeter, St Ives and Pop up shops in Plymouth and Totnes, alongside more opportunities to sell my work through independent stores.


What is Print in Action?

Print in Action brings printmakers from Plymouth and beyond together, revealing incredible talent, and celebrating print in its inspiring forms. Led by the community of printmakers at Ocean Studios and starting in April 2022.

Print in Action is a six-month programme of workshops, masterclasses, talks and discussions, culminating in a three-day festival from 21st – 23rd October 2022. For more information CLICK HERE.

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Sat 6th Aug 10:30am Screenprint Available

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

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When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.


Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

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