Introduction to UV Screenprinting on Fabric

Learn the basics of UV screen-printing on fabric and use your own design to create a set of tote bags to take home with you.


11:00am - 5:00pm


Sat 22 June 2024

Sat 22 Jun, 11am - 5pm

Learn the basics of UV screen-printing on fabric and use your own design to create a set of tote bags to take home with you.

Course Location: Bluecoat Screen Print Studio

Experience Level: Beginners & people needing a refresher into the process

Duration: The course runs for one day (11:00am - 5:00) with a break for lunch

During this one day course you will learn the basics of screen printing, including learning about the materials used and processes involved in creating a UV exposed screen. After preparing your screen, you'll get time to draw your own image to print (or you can bring a *suitable image with you) before exposing the screen using UV light. You'll finish the workshop by using our screen-beds to ink and print your tote bag design and creating 2 tote bags to take home with you.

What’s Included?

All materials you will use are included in the cost of the course, but you are welcome to bring along your own if you choose. Our studios are environmentally friendly where possible and use greener methods of screen printing, such as water-based acrylic inks. Completing this course will act as an Induction to book into our Screen Printing Studio should you wish to.

Do I need to prepare anything beforehand?

If you would like to prepare an image to bring with you to print you can use:

Inkjet/Laser Print: Please make sure it is either in BLACK INK ONLY on acetate/transparency

Hand drawn image: Please use opaque ink pens (we use black posca markers) on tracing paper or acetate/transparency for your image to expose correctly.

If you would like to bring your own fabric items to print on please feel free – although we cannot guarantee it will be suitable fabric to print onto!

Tickets: £70

What happens after the course?

After you’ve completed your course, you are free to book into our open access printmaking studios. Your course acts as an induction but if you feel like you would benefit from more info about our studios before booking a session we offer free health & safety inductions, just email:

We also offer a Bluecoat Artist Memberships scheme, which has lots of amazing perks for practicing and aspiring local printmakers. You can find out more information here:

Got any questions?

If you have any questions about the course or our studios, please email:

You can also find out more information here:


  • The Bluecoat cafe and building floors are fully accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.
  • The print studios are not adapted for wheelchair users. If you would like to do a print workshop with us but are unsure about accessibility, please contact the Print Studio manager at:

Getting here:

Bluecoat is located in Liverpool city centre and is easily accessible using public transport.

  • The closest bus stop is Tesco Hanover Street
  • The closest railway station is Liverpool Central Station

(Attendees must be 18+)