In Introduction to Screenprinting for Fabric, students acquire technical proficiency in foundational stencil printing methods. Individual exploration and development in the medium is encouraged and supported by individual instruction and group critiques. Drawing will be used as a process to access students’ ideas and expand their visual vocabulary. Screenprinting on fabric then becomes an extension of the drawing process, infusing a richness of surface, color, texture, and layering to the final artwork. A strong emphasis will be placed on challenging the notions of scale, site (where the artwork is displayed), and textiles typically used for screenprinting. Other topics may include the use of multiples, editions, and the connection between print and collage.
Materials fee: $35
Learning Outcome: Students will learn how to research and develop their ideas from conception to fruition. Students will develop a technical skillset from proper printing techniques, to print design, screen preparation, screen exposure and installation of artworks. In addition, they will study a broad variety of contemporary printmakers and fiber artists and take a look at how print design has developed into both an industry trade and a graphic art form. Students will gain an understanding of exhibiting and documentation of their work.