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DIY Screenprinting: Adaptable Approaches Two-Weekend Intensive

Curious about screen printing, but unsure how to get started? Or are you looking to refine your technique, work on new projects, and develop a more flexible, DIY approach to screen printing that doesn’t require access to a dedicated print studio? This class will guide you in developing a DIY screen printing workflow, at home or in your studio - with a focus on techniques that can all be done without a darkroom, harsh chemicals, or a pressure washer (no photo emulsion!).

You’ll develop a broad toolkit of approaches to creating imagery by cutting stencils, using screen filler and resists, and monoprinting using watercolors. We’ll introduce approaches to making editioned multiples, as well as more experimental unique prints and series; we’ll talk ink mixing, layering, and how to print gradients. Whatever your experience level coming in, you will leave the class with an increased confidence in constructing designs and images, pulling prints on paper or fabric, and troubleshooting any printing issues you may run into.

This course meets online:
Friday, December 4, 6:00-9:00 p.m. CST
Saturday, December 5, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST
Sunday, December 6, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST
Friday, December 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m. CST
Saturday, December 12, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST
Sunday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST

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Class meeting time Fridays: 6:00 - 9:00 PM CDT; Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT; Sundays: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Class meeting days Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Building and room Online
Course number 2559
Course instructor Frances Emma Lightbound