Quick & Dirty Screenprinting: Beginner's Screenprinting
The perfect class for someone who is new to printmaking and is ready to roll up their sleeves to have some fun. Screen printing is a popular printmaking medium that allows you to create multiple prints with relative ease and little equipment. Students will be guided through the photo emulsion screenprint process from start to finish. Students will learn how to draw a film positive, expose a shop screen, and print their design on paper. This class includes all materials, students only have to bring their ideas about something to draw. Students will leave with an edition of prints and the knowledge and confidence to create screen prints.
Forearms of Steel: Advanced Screenprinting
If you’ve made a photo emulsion screenprint in the past and would like to strengthen your skills by learning the trick to tight registration with multiple layered screen prints and experiment with color, this is the class for you. We will create an edition of 10 screen prints with up to four colors, using a mixture of hand-drawn and digital imagery. Instructor will contact students prior to class to gather a photo or digital image and prepare a digital positive for student use in class. Cost of class includes materials and each student will go home with their own set of registration pins.
Suminagashi: Japanese Paper and Fabric Marbling
Suminagashi is the Japanese art of paper marbling by floating sumi ink on the surface of water. In this 3 hour intensive students learn about the basics of this centuries-old monoprint technique, including which tools and materials it requires. Students will come away with 8 sheets of marbled paper and two cotton 22” x 22” handkerchiefs of their own design. This unique method of marbling is perfect for any water loving paper or natural fabric based projects and can easily be incorporated as another layer on your existing prints and artwork! All materials are provided by SSP.