Screenprint (Tuesday morning)

In this ten-week course students will learn to screenprint on paper and fabric using water-based acrylic inks. The course will cover an introduction to screen printing using the photo emulsion process. Topics covered will include creating screen print positives, coating and exposing screens, textile printing techniques, and the trapunto quilting process. Prior screen printing or fabric printing experience is not necessary.

What you will learn:

  • Screenprinting acrylic ink on paper and fabric

  • Creating screenprint positives

  • Coating, burning, and reclaiming photo emulsion for screenprinting

  • Basic machine and hand sewing techniques

Required supplies:

  • All materials will be provided for the first class. There are several communal aprons and dish gloves but you may prefer to bring and use your own.

  • By the second meeting of the class, you will need: water-based acrylic screen printing ink (note: not water soluble ink); dish gloves; apron; clear packing tape; plastic containers for mixing ink (yogurt, cottage cheese containers etc.)