Print Blitz! Alternative methods to screen print – R0806

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Printmaking

John Hitchcock

DATES: July 20 – 24, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: Investigate the current trends of print media in contemporary culture and get the tools you need to make your own artistic statement. This workshop focuses on water-based photo screen printing techniques and low-tech stencil printing methods. Technical demonstrations cover beginning photo screen printing processes, one- and two-color registration, a combination of hand dyeing, drawing back into, manipulation of the surface, water soluble markers, and hand-cut and photo stencil methods to create experimental unique prints.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use acrylic screen printing ink with a variety of papers, wood and fabric, photo emulsion, drawings and computer-generated graphics as preparatory artwork. Students bring images to print; these should be in black inkjet ink.

ACTIVITIES: We begin with examples of hand-pulled screen prints as well as a discussion of finished prints with preparatory artwork. The first technical demonstration covers emulsion application, photo process, and wash out. The week proceeds with lots of studio time. Each day begins with a demonstration and discussion of the previous day’s work.

FACULTY: John Hitchcock is an artist and Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Awards include The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Grant, The Jerome Foundation Grant and artist in residence at The American Culture Center, Shanghai, China; Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium; Proyecto’ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Venice Printmaking Studio, Venice, Italy.

Tuition: $875 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1075
Studio Fee: $100

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