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Introduction to Silkscreen

With silkscreening, images are created by squeegeeing ink through a fine mesh screen. Each colour is applied separately, with layers being built up to create the final image. Because of the flat areas of vibrant colour that can be created, it is frequently used in pop art and graphic design by artists such as Andy Warhol.

Over the course of this six-week class, participants will be taken through the process of preparing silkscreens and using these to print their own images. This will include: drawing images on mylar (clear sheets of plastic), coating screens with photo emulsion, exposing drawn images onto these screens, and then squeegeeing inks through them to create printed images. Through this class participants will gain an understanding of the silkscreen process with the intention that it will be sufficient they could continue screen printing on their own following.

Dates: Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, April 5th to May 10th, 2017

Instructor: Cate Francis, MFA

Cost: $200 + GST and service fees (includes basic materials). Participants are welcome to bring their own screen or rent one for $20.


Earlier Event: April 2
Boxmaking (Two-day workshop)
Later Event: May 23
Linocut (Evening workshop)