Ages 13 - 17
Aug 8 - 12, 2022
In this exciting workshop created specifically for teens, students transform their drawings and photography through the dynamic process of screen printing. Participants design and print their own tee-shirts, posters and original works on paper. This course covers a variety of screen printing techniques, such as multiple-color registration and halftone printing. Each participant leaves this workshop with original prints to add to a growing portfolio.
A variety of drawing materials to make film positives, digital halftones, water-based inks, prints on paper, tee-shirts and various fabricsSupply List
Studio Coordinator, Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Catherine Liu received a Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2019. Her artistic practice intertwines with extensive research about the history and techniques of printing with natural dyes. To further her knowledge, she received multiple University of Iowa Graduate Fellowships, a Stanley Award for International Research, and a Fulbright research grant to study dyeing, printing, and papermaking practices in China and Japan. Preferred Pronouns: She/They
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Discover the exciting possibilities of this historically rooted medium. Our Printmaking program fosters a supportive studio atmosphere where artists of all levels have the freedom to experiment and learn new techniques. Summer 2021 print workshops, taught by accomplished artists and educators, offer a fresh take on the medium, mixing traditional processes with experimental attitudes.
Anderson Ranch’s Patton Printmaking Studio is clean, spacious, and outfitted with a variety of presses and equipment to accommodate screen printing, relief, intaglio, monoprinting, bookmaking, mokuhanga and lithography. Students have access to individual work tables, wall space, palettes, rags, hand tools, power tools, computers with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities.
At Anderson Ranch, the process of printmaking honors tradition, innovation, community and collaboration. We invite you to explore, experiment and expand your visual expression in this captivating environment.
Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for SGC International members. Please register online and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register.
Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.
Lodging & Meals
Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.
We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.
The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.
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Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.
Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Click below to learn more.
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