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Intro to Screen Printing

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Overview


Screen printing is a popular, fun and creative way to apply your designs to new materials. The idea of taking on a creative outlet can be daunting for illustrators, artists and creative business owners but with Introduction to Screen Printing, Erin Dollar will walk you through the entire creative process with a DIY workflow, making it accessible and approachable for anyone.

Erin Dollar is the talented textile designer and printmaker behind Cotton & Flax. Join her for this beginning class on the art of screen printing, and you’ll learn:

  • How to create a bold design and transparency that will translate well to printing
  • What materials and tools are best for beginners
  • How to work with photosensitive materials and create a dark room in your space
  • Best practices to prepare your screens for printing on paper

Erin has applied her art to a wide variety of patterns and mediums, blending fine art and fine craft to produce fresh and vibrant designs. Learn proper printing techniques and take advantage of her streamlined process for screen printing. Empower yourself with this new skill set and bring this versatile and dynamic craft to your creative space!  

Syllabus

  • Class Introduction
  • Printing Process in Action
  • Gather Materials & Setup Worktable
  • Create Design with a Transparency
  • Set up your darkroom
  • Degrease your screen
  • Coat the Screen with Emulsion
  • Expose the Screen
  • Wash out the Screen
  • Prepare for Printing
  • Time to Screen Print
  • Clean-Up & Screen Storage
  • Examples of Advanced Screen Prints

Taught by

Erin Dollar

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