New Training Opportunity

Screenprinting for Entrepreneurs

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you have a sketchbook full of designs waiting to come to life? Are you looking to increase the production of your artwork? Do you live in British Columbia, Canada?

Keep reading!

Wachiay Friendship Centre is excited to announce a new online training program, Screenprinting for Entrepreneurs, hosted by Wachiay Studio. We are currently accepting Indigenous applicants for this 10-week program starting January 2021. The program has been developed to teach artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs how to screenprint while also providing foundational business skills to support you as you grow your business. 

Our mission is to support small-scale artists and entrepreneurs, particularly those living in rural and remote areas, to create capacity and self-sufficiency that bolsters local economies and supports healthy communities. 


WHY SCREENPRINTING?

Screenprinting is a unique, creative, inclusive, and universally used tool for production.  It is an exceptionally versatile printing process; ink can be printed on almost any surface: paper, textiles, metal, wood, and electronics.  
Screenprinting is very accessible – on completion of this course, you will have all the tools and know-how needed to continue printing, build your brand, and develop your business.

THE COURSE

This 10 week online course and will include the following modules: 

  1. Setting up your studio
  2. The printing process 
  3. Introduction to design
  4. Building a brand
  5. Accounting fundamentals 
  6. Marketing and promotion 

On completion of the program, you will have a rounded understanding of the printing process, be fully prepared to work as a print technician in a screenprinting studio, and will have the confidence and capability to begin and/or grow your own business.

COMMITMENT

This course will be completely remote – you can complete it from the comfort of your home! Instruction will include a mix of online modules, video chats, skill-developing activities, and personal projects

Though we have developed the course with your busy schedule in mind, this course will require your commitment, time, and focus. Be prepared to commit 10-12 hours per week.  


TO APPLY

This course is free of charge, with all necessary tools and equipment provided. 

To learn more and apply today, please email studio@wachiay.org. Please include a brief (250-400 words) explanation for why you are interested in participating in this program; this can be either a written or video entry. 

Space is limited, however you are encouraged to apply with a partner. In this case, you and your partner will share equipment while both participating in the training. Priority will be given to Indigenous applicants currently residing in British Columbia. 

Please feel free to email us with any questions about the application.  

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