In this Introductory Screen Printing class students will be introduced and get inspiration from the Bauhaus Design Aesthetic which consists of geometric shapes, letter forms and vibrant color stories.
I am excited to work with artist and designer Alisa Benfey as a co-instructor.
Together we bring many years of experience teaching and designing.
I am introducing a design exploration component where you experiment with shape, transparency, overlapping and layout possibilities using tracing paper.
There is a $25 material fee payable in class; cash or check.
I provide all of the necessary materials you will need to create beautiful designs for printing: drawing & collage materials, stencil film, xacto knives, cutting boards, muslin & soft, durable canvas, textile inks, screen frames, etc.
The only limitations are the size of your designs because the sizes of the screens we use are 12 inches x 14 inches and 8 inches x 8 inches. Each student will have the opportunity to use 2 screens.
I like using a fine gauge poly film Duralar .003 for stencil making because it’s easy to cut out and reuse.
Saturday morning will be spent looking at Bauhaus designs, getting inspiration, using collage as a process for generating ideas, working with transparent layers, and creating layouts.
Saturday afternoon will be spent learning about the printing & registration process, mixing inks and cutting out your stencils, and testing your stencils by printing on muslin.
Sunday will be spent printing to your hearts content on soft and durable cotton canvas.
My studio is upstairs. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes and an apron.
Bring your own lunch, there is a refrigerator in the kitchen.
Let me know if you have any questions.