Launch your inner artist using screen print as your springboard for ideas in a hands-on workshop that encourages experimentation with the printed image. As a technique, screen printing provides a graphic and creative format that enables the communication of ideas in a fast and effective way. This workshop introduces waterbased silkscreen as a foundation for sampling and recombining images. Participants are encouraged to explore an archive of visual research, and to create compositions and content through constructing, connecting, layering and reinterpreting images. The goal is to consistently produce prints, thus developing a personalized image bank that can be used and explored in future projects and more traditional print editions.
Media & Techniques:
We explore basic stencil techniques and introduce photographic (halftone) techniques. We focus on content and digital image archive collection practices as a way of exploring form and content together. Color experiments, hand-generated imagery and registration are also covered. Demonstrations include basic scanning, Photoshop and digital image preparation.
We begin by looking at screen printing examples, with demonstrations of stencil printing followed by digital image prep and image archive management as well as photo-generated screen print demos. Each day commences with a look at the previous day’s work, followed by a demonstration of techniques and ample studio time.
Genevieve Lowe received her M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work examines the cross-section of America’s natural and built environments and how we inhabit spaces both physically and conceptually, exploring these ideas through printed works on paper and installation. Genevieve has taught printmaking courses at Colorado College and RISD.