Fundamentals of Screenprinting on Paper

Screenprinting is an art form known for its bold graphics and versatility. A close cousin of stenciling, screenprinting is relatively easy to learn yet has many facets to explore and master. This eight-week class not only provides adequate time for new printers to complete a range of projects on paper, gradually increasing in complexity, but offers an in-depth perspective on the detailed processes behind screenprinting. With the ongoing support of an advanced screenprinter to help troubleshoot along the way, students will become familiarized with dark room exposure, mesh count, reclaiming screens, ink consistency, and registration.

In addition, this class will help students develop the best techniques to successfully translate their imagery to print. By the end of this multi-week class, students will know their way around the print shop and be well equipped to continue printing independently at Spudnik Press Cooperative.

Please note: Each student will have a dedicated work station and enrollment is limited to 4 students to ensure social distancing. Students will be expected to disinfect shared resources after use and follow all our Covid-related safety precautions. The class fees cover tuition as well as many studio supplies.