$140 – $195

Introduction to Screenprinting (at Open Studios!)

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Open Studios

39 Montreal St.

Kingston, ON

Canada

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In this 2 part workshop in downtown Kingston, you will experiment with mark making, get inspired with found images and drawing prompts. We will print with both pre-made silkscreens and designs we create in class. All students will get hands-on and learn how to create their own silkscreens using photo-emulsion and Barb's signature eco-friendly, re-purposed supplies.

Walk away with a PDF of the Kitchen Table Screenprinting Guide, developed over more than a decade of teaching these workshops to people just like you, a valuable reference for making screens at home.

Learn in a small group, 8 people max. Come to one session, or both!

The Design Session: Saturday, March 23rd 5-7pm.

In this class, you'll get a demonstration of printmaking so you understand the process, including paint types, different printing surfaces, and squeegees. Then, we'll put on music, play with charcoal, crayon, marker, paint, and objects, and experiment within our realm of curiosity. No experience needed, no ideas needed, just come out and try new things!

The Build, Burn, and Print Session: Sunday, March 24th, 12-4pm

We'll learn the ergonomics and economics of stretching screens. The thing that stumps most beginner screenprinters is getting the mesh stretched optimally tight. It’s essential to get this step right to achieve great results later. Working with others under expert guidance makes all the difference.

In this class, we'll apply a photo emulsion stencil to the screen. The magic of photo emulsion is that you can create a dozen highly detailed stencils with a simple bottle of emulsion, a makeshift darkroom and washout zone. I swear this class should come with sparkles! The moment when you see an image emerging from the screen you’ll be hooked

Have fun printing in a relaxing studio environment with others.

Included: snacks, tunes, unlimited paint and 2 free printable items (tshirt, tote, poster, or pencil case). Feel free to bring your own extras!

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Open Studios

39 Montreal St.

Kingston, ON

Canada

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