Materials Fee: $10 price includes a white bella canvas t shirt to print in class.
Instructor: Lee Hemingway (email@example.com)
Observe the preparation of a screen through the process of coat, burn, clear and harden. Complete the class by printing your shirt using the existing COLAB silkscreen T-shirt design.
Attendees will walk away with a basic understanding of silkscreen terminology and processes. Class will cover printing processes, equipment available at COLAB, and techniques to prepare attendees to use the printing press with a pre-burned screen to print clothing or other textiles. Class will provide experience with two-screen spot-color and halftone techniques. During the practicum portion of the class, students will be provided their pre-ordered white t shirt for printing.
Preparing Your Art, Your Art to Screen, and Print Your 1st Run cover the following: a discussion of the history of printmaking, common screen printing design styles, preparation of art and screen (coat and burn), two-screen process with registration, and printing of your first run of t-shirts. These classes are designed to provide the participant with all the skills to independently produce printmaking artwork with any number of substrates. All four classes need to be taken in order to pass the program and gain independent access to The Studio.