The Hybrid Print: Interdisciplinary Screenprinting

With Guest Teaching Artist, George Liebert.

The class meets daily August 12-16 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with optional open studio access from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This access, as well as Thursday’s 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Open Studio session are complimentary with the cost of tuition.

In 1962 Robert Rauschenberg added photo screenprinting to his combines, which already consisted of painting, collage, and found objects. By doing so, he opened a new era in image making. Printmaking became not an end in itself, but part of an amalgam of techniques and materials.

Spudnik Press is excited to host artist and educator, George Liebert, for a special one-week intensive workshop that introduces various approaches to combining painting, drawing, collage, water-based monoprinting, and digital printing with screenprinting. This workshop will present a wide variety of printing and painting processes for artists to fluidly use in pursuit of an image.

Throughout the week, students will build an edition with a base layer of digital inkjet printing, a variety of screenprinted and monotype layers, and finally ink drawing, watercolor, collage hand embellishments.

This workshop will be an amazing opportunity for painters to explore how printmaking can enhance their studio practice. Conversely printmakers will benefit from exploring how painting and digital printing can heighten their imagery and artwork. Students of all experience levels will be able to pick up new skills that will allow them to successfully move between the disciplines of painting and printmedia.

In addition to demonstrations and studio time, artists will be able to view historical and contemporary precedents in order to develop a dialogue and vocabulary related to interdisciplinary screenprinting.

Some paper, digital printing, ink, and various other art materials are included in the cost of tuition. Students should expect to provide additional materials based on the scope of their projects.