The NEXT COHORT –  Training Opportunity Screenprinting for Entrepreneurs

  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?

Keep reading!
Wachiay Friendship Centre is excited to announce the Spring session of our online training program, Screenprinting for Entrepreneurs, hosted by Wachiay Studio. We are currently accepting Indigenous applicants for this 10-week program starting April 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.
“I feel there is so much to learn; yet there are so many new opportunities to expand my art skills and style, while also branching out into the business world and developing a new product line truly unique to me. I also love that this is something my family can learn and benefit from and that I can also eventually share my new skills with others in my community. Thank you for this amazing opportunity and experience!” – Current Student
The Course

This 10 week online course will include the following modules:  Setting up your studioThe printing process Introduction to designBuilding a brandAccounting fundamentals Marketing and promotion  On completion of the program, you will have a well-rounded understanding of the screenprinting process, be aware of career opportunities in a screenprinting studio, and will have the confidence and capability to begin and/or grow your own business. 

Visit our website to learn more!
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

The Spring session of this course will run from April 13 to June 17, 2021, with classes taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm via Zoom. All classes will be recorded and available to view if you are unable to attend a class. 

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.  
“I have been extremely impressed with the way this course has been able to remotely instruct students on the basics of screen printing. Having the course formatted as a distance program that can be done from the comfort of your home has made it accessible in a way that it otherwise would not have been. The materials provided were perfect to get everyone off to a great start and all the instructors are knowledgeable, kind, and generous with their time. The online platform works quite well and is easy to navigate, while the Zoom calls create an actual classroom feel and sense of community that I really appreciate.” – Current Student 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.orgPlease 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. 

Please feel free to email us with any questions about your application.  
  Apply Today
Wachiay Studio acknowledges with respect and gratitude the Pentlach and K’omoks Coast Salish peoples, the traditional keepers of this land, on whose unceded territory we work, create, make, and reside.

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