Silkscreen Printmaking (PRI2122.02)

Corinne Rhodes

Screen printing is an extremely versatile means of reproducing a 2-D image onto a variety of objects.  Hand-drawn, painted, photographic and digital images can be used singularly and in combination with each other.  Preparation and processing is relatively simple and multiples can be produced quickly.  In this class, we will print with non-toxic, water-based inks.

We will begin by covering the basics: how to stretch and prepare a screen, creating images focusing upon positive and negative space, using screen-filler and drawing fluid, coating screens with photo-sensitive emulsion making ruby-with stencils and creating films for and exposing hand-drawn and digital/photographic images.

We will delve into ink modification and color mixing, opacity and transparency, printing a single color, blending colors in split-fountain printing and clean-up.

After mastering these fundamental methods, students will learn registration techniques for printing multiple colors/layers and best practices for overprinting on paper. Additional areas of exploration may include printing on fabric and the use of repeated patterns, printing on other substrates, hand-made stencils and monotype printing (producing unique images).

Learning Outcomes:
1. Learn to create hand-drawn and digital/photographic images/stencils and print them in single and multiple colors on paper using a variety of silkscreen printmaking techniques

2. Community Building -Learn to work on projects in a communal space independently and with others, which includes adequate care for tools, equipment and clean-up

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Fully In-Person , Printmaking
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