Community Workshop: The Spontaneous Screenprint

Join Spudnik Press Fellows, Stephanie Benhaim and Margaret Hitch, for an evening of improvising, experimenting and exploring monoprints and screenprinting. Using water-based art materials, fabric dyes and screen filler, students will learn how to create one-of-a-kind prints with just a screen and squeegee. No understanding of bitmaps, photo emulsion or Photoshop required! This immediate, direct and at times unpredictable process can produce expressive marks reminiscent of Jackson Pollock or Rorschach tests, psychedelic abstractions, or much more controlled transfers of pencil, crayon, charcoal and water-color images drawn and painted directly on a screen. Each student will be able to test lots of materials and methods and leave the workshop with a small portfolio of experimental prints.

This workshop is great for those new to art making, as well as painters, teachers looking for non-digital and non-darkroom print projects, and printmakers looking to add variety to their practice.