Learn the basics of at-home screen printing!
There are no available registration dates at this time.
NOTE: This Class will meet in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm ET
Join us for a workshop that teaches all the basics of at-home screen printing! We will cover what a setup at home can look like, the key concepts around screen printing, and how we can use simple stencils to layer and create beautiful designs and focus on composition and color. After covering these basics on our first day, we will then also cover some basic book structures (Japanese stab binding, one-page book fold, pamphlet stitch) on day two, that students can use to house their prints.
By focusing on not just how to create these prints via stencil, but also paying attention to the way these images work in the compositional space of a book, students will gain a deeper understanding of how to plan future book and print projects. We will have plenty of time to work, troubleshoot, and share what we have made with each other! All are welcome!
Mailed Kit – you will receive a sewing needle and waxed thread during the week before class mailed to the address you provide at registration.
Materials and tools participants must source on their own to participate:
- Sharp Pencils for drawing stencils
- Atomizer or spray bottle with water
- Cutting matte – can be small for tearing down your materials and making cuts
- Exacto blade
- Bone folder
- 4 binder clips
- Blue tape – ½“ wide or wider
- (optional) tear bar
- (optional) extra craft sticks/spoons to mix ink
- ((optional) plastic containers to store mixed inks
- (optional) brushes to apply ink
- (optional) Any scrap paper you have lying around that you find interesting to print on
Materials for participants to order (Prices as of 05/27/22):
- Screen-Printing Kit – $41.19
- BFK Rives Paper – 2 sheets torn down in 8×10 sheets = 24 sheets – $8.78
- Set of ink – $15.32
- Transparent base –$9.45
- Acetate pad – $11.43
ESTIMATED TOTAL: $86.17
Instructor: Savannah Bustillo
Savannah Bustillo is a Colombian-American printmaker, papermaker and book artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her BFA in studio art, specializing in printmaking, from Washington University in St. Louis. Often through language games, her work takes small, discarded objects, sounds, and movements that seem silent and insignificant and reemphasizes them. Recently this practice has turned to the visuality of sound, as Bustillo creates recordings of popularized American stories and turns them into images that the viewer must decode. She has helped teach workshops and demos in printmaking and book arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and now Maine Media!