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Introduction to Screenprinting on Fabric

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$222.00

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A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Wednesdays, May 15 and 22, 6-9pm

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About this Workshop:

Fabric is a fantastic and flexible substrate to print onto and can be translated into a great range of applications. This hands­-on introductory class will provide instruction on the screenprinting process, specifically for fabric. You will learn about sourcing printing equipment and materials, preparing your personal artwork for screenprinting, various artistic printing methods, heat setting a printed image, and fabric care. 

Upon registration, students will be given guidelines on how to source and/or create their images.

Level: Beginner – no previous experience necessary

Registration closes May 7, 2024. Material fees are included to cover consumable materials provided in class, including a brand new silkscreen for you to keep. Students will also need to supply additional items of their own—please see the materials section below for details.

Sample images by Eliza Clifford

CLASS MATERIALS LIST:

Registration includes a $60 materials fee to cover the consumable materials provided in class, including ink, tape, newsprint, emulsion, and cleaners. It also covers the purchase of brand new silkscreen for students to keep!

Students will also need to supply additional materials of their own, including:

  • Fabric – tea towels, t-shirts, any flat fabric works well (should be clean and ironed before class)
  • Image(s) to work with – more guidance will be provided by your instructor
  • (optional) Personal apron (we’ll have some handy) or wear clothes that can get inky 
  • (optional) A notebook or sketchbook for taking notes

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Jeanette M. Bolden  is a visual artist and printmaker based in Mount Rainier, Maryland. As a student, Bolden received The Washington Print Club’s 2021 Young Printer Award and was featured in the fall 2021 issue of On Paper: Journal of The Washington Print Club. In the summer of 2022, Bolden interned at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and co-taught the Hispanic Heritage Month Internship Program. Toward the end of her academic program at the University of Maryland, she participated in the Honor Thesis and Senior Exhibition. Having graduated with a B.A. in studio arts as an honor student,she participated in the Exercises for Emerging Artists program by Transformer Gallery in 2023. Recently, she joined the VisArt Emerging Teaching Artist program. Follow her work on Instagram at @colorfulnette.

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