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Curious about screen printing? In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of screen printing from start to finish. Students will learn different methods of preparing images, transferring to the screen, and printing multiple layers with water-based inks to make an editions of beautiful art prints.
Students discover multiple printmaking techniques focusing on collograph, relief and monotype, using nontoxic materials. Participants can create greeting cards from their prints, as well as print directly onto T-shirts with their relief block.
In this course, students will explore lithography using photo-sensitive Aluminum Litho Plates. Students will explore creating hand-drawn and digitally produced photo positives, and learn proper exposure, development, and printing of Photo Litho Plates. The instructor will digitally print positives for students as part of class structure. Students will...
While there are many ways to monoprint (the creation of a print that is one of a kind), the most fun is using an 8" x 10" Gelli Arts™ Gel Printing Plate, made of a unique gel-like plastic that looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. This process offers you spontaneity and creates wonderful painterly...
Mezzotint is a direct, chemical-free method of intaglio printing, unique in its tonality, richness, and potential for soft edges. A demonstration on rocking the plate will be given, but students will work with pre-rocked plates. They will learn to transfer an image to the plate and be coached through the process of printing and altering the plate....
This course introduces students to a range of printmaking techniques. Students will learn fundamentals of relief printing in wood or linoleum, dry point and mono type. Black and white work is emphasized though students will be introduced to chin colle as a method of adding color to their prints.
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Printing was introduced in Germany in the 1440’s and the first herbal was printed in 1491. In this course students will create single color relief prints editions using plants as their subject. This class is open to beginners as well as students who want to expand their relief printing practice.
For those who have already taken screen printing at The Art League or have significant silk screen experience elsewhere, this class offers individual instruction as students follow their own path working in this versatile medium. Course limited to two students.
Learn to create modern graphics by layering textures, photos, text, color and drawn images using contemporary printing techniques. Create a portfolio of unique prints. Explore your creativity through the printing process.
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Learn how to print a repeat pattern on to a 4' x 8' piece of paper or fabric. Working in a tag team fashion with 48" x 36" screens, you and one other participant will learn how to take your design into a grid and carry out a sequence of a printed pattern. Prerequisite: Screenprint 101, Screenprinting on Fabric, or other screenprinting experience...
Silk screen printing can fill a page with color in a single stroke, or build layer upon transparent layer of intricate detail. Screen prints may be vibrant or subtle, sharp-edged, or brushy and textured. Students create hand-painted, hand-cut, and photographic stencils, and then print through them using water based non-toxic inks. Lab fee of $50, payable...
Come explore the fascinating world of viscosity printing, a process which allows you to print three colors at once. Using simple materials, we will spend the first day of class making our collagraph plates. Once the plates dry overnight, the second day of class will be spent printing. This class is great for printmakers, but also for anyone who loves...
Have you ever wanted to incorporate screen printed images in your quilts or mixed media projects? One method of printing is with thermofax screens (sometimes called silk screens). Learn screen printing techniques by practicing on fabrics and papers you bring using the exquisitely detailed screens provided by the instructors. In the morning we...
Have you ever fantasized about having a small letterpress in your home? This workshop will cover the basics of letterpress printing with antique lead type on a Chandler & Price Pilot tabletop platen press. Students will learn how to: set lead type operate the tabletop press troubleshoot clean and maintain the press Each participant...