This printmaking class is open to screenprint artists of all levels of experience. For the beginner, you will learn fundamentals of screenprinting. We will cover different screenprinting techniques including various screen stencils, block-outs, and color registration.
This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.
Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for summer term assistance is Friday, May 27th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, June 1st.
What you will learn:
For the beginning student: ability to pull a screenprint with expertise and confidence after both group and individual instruction. Print at least one three-color edition of 10 prints
Understanding of the variety of stencil-making techniques available for the screenprint artist
Learn about the unique characteristics and endless possibilities of the screenprint medium through its practice and through viewing examples of the screenprint medium
Goals are set regarding what each student hopes to achieve on the first day of class through showing examples of their previous artwork or sketches for ideas, both printed and non–printed.
Start the term with these supplies:
Sketchbook or notebook and writing tool of your choice
If possible, please bring any sketches or examples of previous artwork that you think could become ideas for a silkscreen
Additional supplies will be discussed on the first day of class, including:
Protective gloves, such as dishwashing type
Water-based textile or permanent acrylic screenprinting inks, in 8-oz. containers
Note: do not bring water-soluble inks — read labels carefully
Definitely buy black, white, and the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue (and any other colors you like)
Plastic pint- or quart-size containers with lids for storing mixed ink
Printmaking paper (archival rag paper) — at least four sheets, 22 x 30 inches
Recommended: Lennox and Arches 88 Silkscreen, or any smooth printmaking paper — such as Rives BFK, Arches Cover, Stonehenge, etc.
18 x 24 inch newsprint paper pad
Roll of masking tape, 3/4-inch to 1-inch wide
Portfolio — may be low-priced cardboard variety
Storage for inks and class supplies: cardboard box, plastic box, or a sturdy bag