Screenprinting is an easy and versatile print technique for quickly making multiples for craft or fine art. You will learn hand-drawn and photo stencil processes, how to mix ink colors, how to break down an image into stencil layers, and how to pull a clean print on paper or t-shirts. By the end of the semester you should be able to take home a multi-colored edition to be proud of.
What you will learn in this class:
Students will be able to prepare images on screens using adhesive stencils, filler stencils, and photo stencils
Students will be able to break down an image into color layers and mix opaque or transparent inks for printing
Students will be able to set up an efficient print station, print a clean edition, and work productively in a shared studio space
Start the term with a sketchbook*, pencil*, Sharpie*, a roll of masking tape*, and a roll of clear packing tape
Midway through the term, you will need: 3-4 colors Speedball Water-based screenprinting ink (CMYK primaries or preferred colors; 3-4 sheets Rives BFK or other smooth printmaking paper as needed for independent project*; 1-4 T-shirts or other clothing blanks; 1-2 colors Speedball textile screen-printing ink; thumb drive to bring in photo resources
Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10 percent discount on art supply purchases.