Screenprinting (Thursday)

This printmaking workshop is open to screenprint artists of all levels of experience. For the beginner, you will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting. We will cover different screenprinting techniques including various screen stencils, block-outs, and color registration.

What you will learn:

  • For the beginning student: ability to pull a screenprint with expertise and confidence after both group and individual instruction. Print a one- or two-color edition of 12 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

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

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. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

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 4 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