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Screenprinting Craft Night at Gowanus Print Labs handmade and vintage goods


Many of our Etsy Labs friends have been clamoring for silkscreening courses, and we’re all ears. By popular demand, we are planning a dedicated printing Craft Night hosted at the Gowanus Print Lab, a fully loaded silkscreen workspace based in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Gowanus Print Lab is a burgeoning screenprinter’s dream come true, equipped with everything needed to make print projects come to life. It offers a spectrum of classes, membership, studio rental, and a gallery/events space.

Note: The Etsy Labs in DUMBO, Brooklyn with be closed on this evening. I hope to see you in Gowanus!

1911 in 2011: A Special Etsy Craft Night Hosted at the Gowanus Print Lab

It may be 2011, but at the Gowanus Print Lab we’ve living in the year 1911!

Join us on September 12, 2011 for a free screenprinting workshop. Watch the hand-printing process in action and pull a sweet print of your own from your choice of quirky, old-timey illustrations. BYO tees or totes to print on, or buy one at the Print Lab.

Sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot for free demos on the basics of the silkscreen process, how to speed up your printing using the t-shirt printing press and savvy digital techniques!

Enjoy free beer from our generous sponsor, Brooklyn Brewery.

One of the images to be printed at this Craft Night.

Schedule for the Evening

Hourly Screen Printing Demos
We be covering the process from basic theory to prepping your screens during these 45 minute sessions. The actual printing demo and print pulling will be happening non-stop throughout the entire event.

4:00 – Click here to register.
5:00 – Click here to register.
6:00 – Click here to register.
7:00 – Click here to register.

Open Printing Time
Drop by anytime between 4 – 8 p.m. to print a tee or a tote, have a beer, look around the space, and hang out. RSVP here. (For more in-depth demos, see registration links below.)

Where: Gowanus Print Lab, 54 Second Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (map)
: Monday, September 12.

Upcoming Etsy Events:
9/15: Church of Craft Meeting
9/19: Hello Etsy
9/19: Craft Night Cancelled
9/26: Open Craft Night


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Will we see you at Craft Night? Let us know in the comments below.