In this four-day workshop, students will learn how to use the silkscreen process to create hand-printed multiples of an original image. Silkscreen is an exciting artmaking technique with a rich history and a diversity of applications: from fine art prints to t-shirt designs, protest posters, and beyond. Students in this course will be exposed to a variety of historical and contemporary examples of silkscreen printing and will use these examples as inspiration as they design and print their own original artworks. Students are encouraged to investigate their own interests and ideas when developing their subject matter for the project. Technical skills learned will include both digital and hand-cut film stencil making, the photo-exposure process for transferring images onto screens, color theory when mixing inks, proper printing techniques, and correct registration of multiple color layers within a single print.
You will leave the class with an exciting new skill set and with a stack of editioned original prints!