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Make+Take: Split Fountain Screenprinting, July 2023

July 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Let’s Make+Take!

Thursday, July 20, 7-9pm

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About this Workshop:

It’s the crazy, hazy dog days of summer—come and cool off with the split fountain technique! In this two-hour workshop, we will experiment with pulling smooth blends of multiple colors through the screen in what is known as a split fountain. We will learn techniques to control the blending of colors on the screen, creating gradients of color, as well as ways to invite chance into the printing process.

Participants can bring their own image or choose to screenprint with some ready-to-go designs provided.

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes July 12, 2023 and all materials are provided.

Sample image by Anne C. Smith. WHEN (Yellow) 1, 2020


Registration includes all materials—just come ready to have fun! In addition, you may want to bring the following optional items for class:

  • Personal apron (we’ll have extras) or wear clothes that can get inky
  • Notepad/Sketchbook and pencil to sketch and take any notes


Anne C. Smith is an artist based in Washington, DC. Working primarily in drawing and silkscreen printmaking, her observations of architecture and wide-open, vast spaces inform her investigation into the relationship between landscape, imagination and belonging. Smith studied silkscreen printmaking with Master Printmaker Lou Stovall while working as his studio assistant. She has also served as master printmaker on a silkscreened book edition at George Mason University’s Navigation Press and collaborated with Ben Ashworth (Finding A Line) on a large wheatpasted mural. She has taught drawing at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College. She is currently serving as a Screenprint Studio Associate at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, MD. Learn more about her work at www.annecsmith.com.

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