Silk screen printing technique enables the artist to create numerous copies of their chosen imagery in quick, cost effective and efficient manner. It is a medium increasingly used by textile artists to create unique fabrics that have the hand crafted look.
Julie will introduce the medium, tools and equipment, show techniques for printing, registration and 3 different ways of making a silk screen stencil to print. Samples of ways to incorporate silk screen printing into hand-made textile artworks will be displayed as inspiration materials for just a few of the unlimited possibilities of the medium.
The workshop is a hands on and informative class where students will learn through making their own printing samples. A camera is useful to record, as well as notebook. The class will be fast paced, interactive and a high level of creativity and fun will be shared. If applicable, students will take home their own Riso (photographic) screen and image.