ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
This workshop will present a clear understanding of the screen printing process using photosilkscreen printmaking techniques. We will go through the process beginning with the basics. Students will learn how screen printing methods can be simplified, with many aspects achievable through DIY options. We will also learn more involved and complicated procedures, depending on each student’s interest. Each participant will end up with a printed image by the end of the workshop. We will create screens using positives made from hand drawn images on acetate. Students will learn how to stretch, coat, expose, print, and reclaim screens. You will learn everything you need to know, and hopefully be able to apply the knowledge beyond this one workshop. Options for registration on multi color prints will be addressed, as well as mixing inks and troubleshooting, we will also consider things to avoid while preparing artwork for good screen exposure. In my experience, the things that don’t always work, are as important (probably more so) than things that do work, hopefully my knowledge of accumulated mistakes will help students avoid undesired results. Although the class will focus on hand drawn imagery, we will also look at examples of photographic imagery and discuss ways one can incorporate computer aided image making, for students interested in that approach. We will also learn common sense procedures for using equipment, squeegees, emulsion coating trays, mixing emulsion, storing emulsion, cleaning screens for repeated use, etc.
Screen printing can be as simple or as complicated as one would like.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
June 17–18, Saturday–Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM