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 a screen, coat it with photo-sensitive emulsion, expose and re-expose a variety of artwork. From there, we will delve into ink modification and color mixing, 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 and monotype printing (producing unique images).

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be introduced to the concept of planographic printing and learn to use various types of stencils to create screen prints on paper, fabric and other substrates.
Students will learn how to make hand-drawn and photographic/digital images with light-sensitive emulsion to create screen prints on paper, fabric and other substrates.
Students will learn basic to advanced screen-printing techniques including set-up, clean-up and multi-colour/multi-screen registration.
Students will learn to experiment with colour-mixing and modifying screen printing inks.
Students will learn to work in a communal/shared workspace.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
F 10:30AM - 12:20PM & F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 2000 , All courses , Fully In-Person , Printmaking , Second Seven Week , Two Credit