Explore the wonders of screen printing, or refine your technique while working in an instructed studio environment. This workshop is ideal for students who are new to the medium, as well as those who want to broaden their skill set. We cover a variety of exciting processes, including silkscreen monoprint, flocking and collage. Students develop high-quality editions on paper, and we welcome alternative surfaces as well. Come ready to work hard and have fun while learning and honing a new printmaking technique in this active and experiential workshop.
Media & Techniques:
We employ the basics of silkscreen printing including the creation of hand-drawn and digital films, preparing screens, photo emulsion, mixing ink, ink transparency, layering, multi-color registration, curating and editioning prints. Students who have a laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, should please bring it along with a flash drive. Students without a laptop may use our available equipment. Although the instructor guides students through the workflow to produce digitally-based film positives, basic Photoshop skills are necessary.
This is a fast-paced workshop. Students work on individual projects as we move fluidly between demonstrations, personal instruction, trouble-shooting and informal group feedback.
Breanne Trammell is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. Her work has been widely exhibited, and she has taught numerous printmaking, zine-making and kite-flying workshops in a variety of venues and institutions. Breanne was most recently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Print Media & Photography at Kent State University.