Part 4 of 4 part series to gain access to the printmaking studio. All classes must be passed to gain independent access to The Studio.
Understand the importance and practice of registration on press. Print a run of 6 shirts using two registered screens.
Artists will walk away with a set of 6 shirts printed as part of the structure of this class. Once artists have successfully completed the task of printing 6 shirts a short quiz will need to be submitted and passed. With a pass of the press and written tests artists will be granted full rights to the studio and screen printing press. Artists provide their own shirts, screens and ink unless otherwise agreed to prior to the start of class.
The Studio: Press demo set-up using registration. Practice and Q&A (60 mins)
The Studio: Final EXAM: Each student will have 45 minutes to set-up their 2 screens and print 6 shirts. Exam includes cleaning up the press and equipment.
Intro to Screen Printing, Preparing You and Your Art for Screen Printing, and Burn Your Screens cover the following: observation of all aspects of printing a shirt, a discussion of the history of printmaking, common screen printing design styles, demonstration on techniques, 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.