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About

PIY - Print it Yourself - is a series of screen printing Seminars and Workshops.
PIY Seminars & Workshops last for four weeks and the aim is to spread the art of screen printing in the fullest and most practical way.
         The program of PIY Seminars & Workshops include learning the basic theory of silkscreen, design workshops and print workshops on T-Shirts and paper. Participants are asked to print their own designs on the surfaces of their choice.

New Participants
Printing hours
Prints / person

Seminars & Workshops

From theory, to design and printing

Theory & Speeches

In Theory sections, the participants learn the basic theory of silkscreen and to see applications in daily life and production.

Design Workshops

At PIY we show for the first time design techniques for screen printing applications.

Printing Workshops

At PIY the participants can print their designs on textile and paper with the help of instructors.

With few words...

See PIY Seminars & Workshops of previous years

Schedule

Februaray - March 2020

Saturday 22 February 2020

Theory & Speeches
  • 10.00 - 10.30 Registration & Coffee
  • 10.30 - 11.00 PIY Team: Welcome & Getting to know
  • 11.00 - 12.00 Antonis Daktilidis: Screen printing basic theory
  • 12.00 - 12.30 Break & Open Table
  • 12.30 - 13.00 Tind: Screen Printers experiences
  • 13.00 - 13.30 Gotza: From DIY to PIY
  • 13.30 - 14.00 Break & Open Table
  • 14.00 - 14.30 Nefeli Kolifeti: Screen printing through Nefeli's eyes
  • 14.30 - 15.00 Guest Speech 2: To be announced
  • 15.00 - 15.30 Guest Speech 3: To be announced


Sunday 23 February 2020

Theory & Hands on
  • 10.00 - 10.30 Attendance & Coffee
  • 10.30 - 11.30 Fuzz Ink & Gotza: Design Theory and Files implementation
  • 11.30 - 12.00 Break
  • 12.00 - 12.30 Manolis Angelakis: Screen preparation and coating
  • 12.30 - 13.00 Antonis Daktilidis: Screen exposure
  • 13.00 - 14.00 Break
  • 14.00 - 14.30 Fuzz Ink: Inks and First print
  • 14.30 - 16.00 Design Workshop: Guidelines and Q&A


Saturday 29 February & Sunday 1 March 2020

Design Workshop
  • 10.00 - 10.30 Attendance & Coffee
  • 10.30 - 12.30 Group A: One-to-One Design Workshop
  • 12.30 - 16.00 Group B: One-to-One Design Workshop

  • *** Participants under the supervision of an instructor process the project in a PC or in hand until the production of the film. Each participant chooses one of two days (Saturday or Sunday) and will have about 4-6 hours to process the design. Day selection is made by signing up.

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March 2020

Printing Workshop (Textile & Paper)
  • 10.00 - 10.30 Attendance and Coffee
  • 10.30 - 12.00 Screen developing & exposure
  • 12.00 - 20.00 Printing


Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 March 2020

Printing Workshop (Textile & Paper)
  • 10.00 - 10.30 Attendance and Coffee
  • 10.30 - 12.00 Screen developing & exposure
  • 12.00 - 20.00 Printing

  • *** The participants choose one of the four days of the printing workshops. Each participant prints his own designs on paper and paper at one of the positions of hand-held silk screen printing machines, which is reserved exclusively for them on the day they choose. The choice of the print day must be declared by each participant in the registration when purchasing the ticket and will be followed by a priority order. The attendance in the remaining three days is free.

DO YOU WANT TO ENTER THE SCREEN PRINTING WORLD?

Guest Speakers

During the seminars the following speakers will talk about screen printing :

Nefeli Kolifeti

I got to know screen printing as a student at the Athens School of Graphic Technology and since then I thought there would be a special relationship between us. At PIY I have confirmed that we will have a good time together and since then I have been printing with fury. I am experimenting with constantly looking for new silk screen printing applications, I am already setting up my own small shelter (lab) and my goal is to print as many materials as possible and offer a bright future in this relationship!

Alexandra Karadana

In 2011 Alexandra began her studies in economics. With no interest in it, the idea of launching a street clothing brand begins. Her need of creativity leads her to screen printing and then she attends PIY Seminars. Screen printing starts to be her main occupation and she starts 8LAB, her personal lab.

Marina Karouta

Marina holds a variety of degrees in design, likes to keep up to date with new aspects and combines them, as she listens to the de-specialization logic recommended by the Bauhaus School. If she had to present herself with an identity, she would do it as a creative designer. And then climbing comes, certainly not as a profession, but as an activity, but also as a family affair. The love of design and climbing met, and that's how Pinchit was born! ', the first Greek climbing brand, which evolved and grew with the contribution of PIY.

Nikolas Petradas

Since his early age, he grew up between fabrics, colours and screen printing machines. Getting introduced with the profession at the age of 6 because of a big sporting event! Through the years and as a student of his father passionate about printing, he also developed this passion for the art of silk screen printing. Now at 29 together with his older brother he has taken over the management of the company and they do not stop producing and creating!

Photo Gallery

Moments from PIY 2019

Tickets

The tickets include:

  • 10 T-Shirts/per person
  • 50 sheets of paper/person of different quality and color
  • Screen printing inks and consumables
  • Screens and Film positives
  • Screen printing accessories
  • Printing apron for each participant
  • PIY Goodies with promo material of the speakers and supporters
  • Snacks, refreshments and coffee in all days of seminars & workshops
  • Certificate of completion
  • Participation in the graduation ceremony (to be announced)

* All participants are allowed to bring their own T-Shirts, papers and materials except of the given supplies as above.
** The T-Shirts, papers, aprons and all Goodies remain with each participant at the end of each day of the Workshops.
*** No prior knowledge of screen printing is required.
The next Seminars & Workshops PIY 2021 will take place on March 2021
Subscribe to get notified when the tickets will be announced!

Team

Antonis Daktilidis

Antonis Daktilidis
Curator & Host

Having come to the world of screen printing in young age, he has specialised in materials and techniques that are needed in a modern professional or amateur silkscreen world. Driven by innovation of materials, specialisation of knowledge, quality and professionalism offers widely his knowledge of screen printing and its applications.

Fuzz Ink

Fuzz Ink
Instructor / Printing Workshops

Fuzz Ink.
Screen printing shop.
We print and make dirty. Very dirty.
Self taught, inhibited, supposedly perfectionists and ignorant.
Workaholics, amateur and porters.
Our mission: to print on any surface of the planet.

Tind - Manolis Angelakis

Tind - Manolis Angelakis
Instructor / Printing Workshops

Manolis Angelakis, a.k.a. Tind, lives and works in Athens. Prints on a variety of materials with contemporary and older methods and specialising in screen printing. Although he has graphic design background, excellent knowledge in serigraphy arising from work next to his father at a very young age. Today, they work together and learn specialised aspects of screen printing to one another.

Kostas Gotza Zisimopoulos

Kostas Gotza Zisimopoulos
Instructor / Design & Printing Workshops

Gotza studied graphic design and did a master's degree in visual communication. He loved the silk-screen as a fan of psychedelic posters of the 60s, Pop Art Aesthetics and gig posters of the 90s. Among other things, he considers the DIY aspect of silkscreen to be particularly charming. At PIY he will share his silk-screen experiences so far.

Supporters

We thank the following companies for their great support:

Supporters

Media Supporters

Contact

Do you want to learn more about PIY Seminars & Workshops?

Contact Details

Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 16:00

Address

Antigonis 147
10443 Athens

Tel:
+30 210 5150273-4