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Silk-Screening Laboratory

Apply now to start in October 2020. Our laboratories are specialized and for small groups. Places are limited. You can register now for this laboratory 2020/2021

Studying Textile Printing at Laboratorio

The textiles prints workshops are designed for students wishing to focus their professional future in textile print creation.

In these workshops, you will work in a stimulating training environment where creativity, innovation, originality and excellence are encouraged and valued.

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Why choose this course at Laboratorio Firenze?

Italy has a long textile tradition, being one of the most important countries in the world in this industry. Wool, silk, cotton or linen have been goods and products processed in Italy and of reference in Europe since medieval times. In the Italian territory the artisans worked the fabrics by hand in small villages, first developing the designs in the looms, and then introducing the printing techniques followed by Europe.

Still today the made in Italy design is a reference of quality and good taste in the world, both for the development of colours and prints. You can visit the most important trade fairs in the sector, which are located in Florence and Milan, which have always been examples of this wonderful tradition.
You will learn the techniques to make your creations with a high professional level.

As well as being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a long tradition and a worldwide reputation in the world of fashion and art, perfectly intertwining tradition, contemporaneity and modernity.

As long as there are places and you have been admitted, you can start at any time. Our lessons are individual and you will be followed by your tutor, in accordance with your level at the start of the course. In these courses, we do not admit more than 12 participants per tutor in each class.

You will have the possibility, in different phases of the course, to work in a company or organization in this field, collaborating with them and developing business projects where you will acquire the necessary experience to realize events focused on the exhibition of your works.

You will learn traditional and modern techniques with particular attention towards the design of artistic textiles creation through different techniques and distinguished masters.

At Laboratorio Firenze, you will share communal spaces with artists from different disciplines with whom you can share ideas and projects.

In this course, you will acquire everything you need to develop a professional career in the world of textile print and the ability to use each of the techniques as you please.

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Tutor: Kathleen Knippel

All our courses are personalized

We will assist you with care and dedication, making sure that all your efforts and doubts are resolved at your own pace, accompanied by your tutors always with the utmost availability and commitment.

A maximum of 12 students per course allows us to follow the technical and artistic evolution of each student.

Courses are held on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
In the morning: from 9,00 to 12,00
In the afternoon: from 13,00 to 16,00 or from 17,00 to 19,00

Laboratory Description

An ancient technique which obtained wide popularity from the start of the twentieth century, thanks to the development of photographic techniques and chemical products that facilitated the process.

The purpose of this workshop is to discover the world of silk-screening, a printing process that is applied to different materials to realize your project. Silk screening is used as the basis to create images and drawings that will then be applied through different procedures. The printing technique consists in preparing a screen or frame with a well stretched fabric in which we will shape a design by applying a varnish that blocks the area of the fabric without any image. We will then pass the colour through the frame to print the design on a larger number of garments or articles.

Different techniques and parameters will be used, as necessary for each particular project. This course challenges students to solve problems related to the creative application of images in a predetermined format and encourages them to create images in response to specific project needs. The objective of this course will therefore be to help students understand the silk-screening process and learn how to create series of prints that work together. These courses are designed with the aim of deepening the understanding of printing through the technique of silk-screening, thus obtaining the necessary skills. You will learn how to draw your own collection, how to make your own colour chart and models through drawings and photography. You will work and learn about the different natural fibres, linen, silk, cotton and its different weights, finishes and weaves.

Participants will acquire the necessary knowledge for the realization of printed materials from the start to possible market expansion, obtaining results that only manual skill can achieve.

You will develop a workbook during the entire process including your projects, photographic images, drawings and applications that you have made yourself so you can present a professional portfolio.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate and diploma that will guarantee your knowledge and level attained.

Subjects & Duration

Intensive Courses

These courses are designed for those who can’t stay in Florence for long periods of time. Their duration ranges from 3 to 6 months and the difference with the short workshops lies in the objectives to be achieved, they are intensive as a greater number of hours is fit into a shorter length of time and it is possible to access multiple levels. If you are a beginner, you can access levels one, two or three. If you already know the techniques, you can learn about the different ways of applying them and you can reach an average professional level. In addition, if you wish to continue with levels 3, 4, 5, you can sign up for the following courses, concentrating the courses into a shorter timeframe.

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