Introduction to Screenprinting at Home (Online)

In this course, students move away from computer based processes and learn to use low-tech, down and dirty screenprinting techniques that can be replicated at home with relatively little equipment and fast clean-up. Students discover the exciting creative medium that is screenprinting. Students learn how to create stencils for screenprinting to print posters and t-shirts while learning about positive and negative space. Students learn to construct graphic images, basic design compositions, stencil cutting, multiple-color registration, and gain the knowledge to print on both paper and fabric. / Open to students ages 12–18. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies. Please read complete summer camp information and policies before completing your registration.

This virtual class meets daily via Google Meet. The meetings consist of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, opportunities for students to ask questions, and check-ins. Students will work independently on assignments and projects with the instructor available online to answer questions, give feedback and meet one-on-one. Critiques are also scheduled for students to share their work with the instructor and other students. 

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

Required hardware: A computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, a camera, and microphone for class meetings and to capture and upload work.

Required supplies for the first day: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; Blick Screen Stencil kit; 2 other 8oz fabric printing inks; contact paper; printing paper; t-shirt (2-3, preferably white or other light color); ruler; Sharpie; cutting mat or thick board for cutting stencils. Supplies will cost approximately $100.

Please Register Before: June 9
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 
Class Savings 
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only). 
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CST 9322 01 SU21
Date Start: 
Monday, June 14, 2021
Date End: 
Thursday, June 17, 2021
1:00–4:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 12–18.
Days of Week: 
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15
Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18
Print, Paper, Bookmaking
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.