Venture into the exciting world of silkscreen in an introductory course that encourages you to explore the many ways to create these special images. Silkscreen printing is a versatile medium that can be used not only in fine art printing, but fashion design, graphic design, installation, painting and more. Students design and create the image of their choice, and we work together to achieve printed results, from single color images to complex multi-color prints using registration techniques. Discover creative ways that this medium can best suit your image making or how you can reinterpret your work through silkscreen printmaking.
Media & Techniques:
Students print with water-based inks onto paper or fabric with screens that have been coated in photo-emulsion. We process our handmade films, and print using various editioning experiments and monoprinting techniques.
Through demonstrations and studio time, we learn to coat and shoot screens, generate films, separate and sequence colors, mix and apply transparent colors, and printing techniques. During group discussions, we explore several kinds of image production and discuss the value of using manual methods in an age of digital reproduction.
Brad Ewing has been a visiting instructor for Pratt Institute’s Printmaking Department for the past ten years. He is also co-director of Planthouse Gallery, founded in 2013. Additionally, he prints and publishes for Grenfell Press and Marginal Editions. Brad received his M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004.