Arna Miller has been a longtime screen printing instructor for Dabble in Denver and her reputation precedes her. The artwork she puts out is thoughtful, unique and has a distinct vintage Americana flair. Not to mention, it’s incredibly beautiful, process heavy and done in a truly romantic medium. Screen Printing classes are held monthly in her 200 square foot studio, Treasure Prizes (hidden inside of the Denver Tool Library). Arna was kind enough to give us a glimpse into her world and let us know what makes her tick.

Tell us a little about yourself 

I like taking that little glue strip off the back of credit cards that just came in the mail. I hate when my headphone cord gets caught on something and pulls on the headphones.

How did you get started with Dabble?

Dabble contacted me when they first began. I was working at Indyink, where I learned a lot about screen printing. I’ve been teaching one class a month since then.

What do you do when you’re not teaching?

I like to draw and read. I draw people, monkeys, snakes, geodes, magic and stories. I like to read about underground houses, Native Americans, Buddhism, going to the lighthouse, and basically poetic brilliance.

Tell us about some of the people you’ve met while teaching with Dabble?

I meet a lot of people who are ambitious creative people. Like bookbinders or musicians who want to print their own CD covers. Or graphic designers who want to know the process.

What other classes would you like to see?

I would love to see more dance classes!


Arna Miller is the owner, operator, printer, screen cleaner, paper stacker and color mixer of Treasure Prizes. Originally from Lakewood, Colorado, Arna has a background in architecture, but has found her home in drawing and screen printing. Visit her website here and take her popular Screen Printing class here.



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