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Polychromatic Screen Printing for Textiles

Polychromatic Screen Printing for Textiles

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Kavita Kumari


The course is designed to offer an insight into Screen Printing using the technique of Polychromatic printing. Polychromatic printing is a combination of Painting and Screen Printing.  This is a technique used by working directly onto the silk screen in order to create and illustrate your designs through painting and mark making reproducing the same image several times. This technique is flexible and allows experimentation onto both fabric and paper.
The course is for all creative types who would like an insight into alternative screen-printing. Previous experience and knowledge of screen-printing would be useful but is not essential.

This is a practical hands on workshop designed to suit both experienced artists and beginners.  Some Independent research would be useful.  Please bring with you some visuals, patterns, photos and ideas you may want to use as inspiration for your designs.  The course will be taught in a series of practical workshops demonstrating each of  the processes, deconstructive, polychromatic and paper stencil screen-printing

The course is an experimental step into screen printing and can be adopted for use with t-shirts, bags or canvases. On this course you will create your designs freehand painting directly onto the silk-screen. You will develop your designs further by creating paper stencils these will be used with the deconstructive technique to build surfaces and layers within your design.
Students will learn the techniques of Polychromatic & Deconstructive Printing and also paper stencilling in conjunction with the Screen-printing.  Students will gain extensive knowledge in the use of the techniques used and will be shown how to mix print pastes used in this technique.   Students will take away a sketchbook of designs and ideas developed with an understanding of techniques and materials. Each student will create at least one product a t-shirt, bag or canvas.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Kavita Kumari, began her career as a freelance Print Designer in Fashion & Interiors, selling at Indigo and Premiere Vision and in New York to Calvin Klein after graduating from Central Saint Martins with a BA Honours in Textile: Print. She has since held several independent and collaborative exhibitions combining her skills as a Painter and Textile Designer, leading to commissions for Jujus and Village Underground for Corporate Events and New Graduate Designers. She maintains a strong connection with the University through her position as a Specialist Teaching and Learning Print & Dye Technician supporting MA & BA courses at LCF, with a PG Cert in MA Academic Practice for Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education. Kavita teaches Freehand Drawing for Textiles, Polychromatic Screen Printing for Textiles, Fashion Design & Making Residential courses tutor for UAL Short Courses across Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Apron/Overall
  • Notebook/Sketchbook
  • Images, Photos, Research
  • Cotton t-shirts, Cotton Bags or Cotton Fabric
  • Scalpel
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Colouring Pencils/Felts/Paints (Optional)


Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.