In this workshop you will learn the process of screen printing from print design to sunlight emulsion. It will be messy and fun, and you will walk away upskilled in the screen printing process.
Screen printing is a multi-billion dollar contemporary industry that services both textiles and other industries. There are many ways to achieve a screen print ranging from basic diy through to state-of-the-art high-tech methods used to print on a multitude of surfaces and mediums. Of particular interest to textiles artists is the use of screen printing to create unusual repeat patterns using the screen as a vehicle to transfer new ink and dye products onto alternate surfaces, some of these products include thermo responsive inks which allow designs to change colour in response to changing body temperatures, electrically conductive inks used in Smart Textiles which can be utilized to control lights and sound built into clothing and light sensitive inks which change colour under different strengths of uv light
For this workshop we will achieve the basic technique to transfer a design onto a textile medium. We will discuss specialist products available on the contemporary market and investigate where to purchase them. We will explore the advantages and disadvantages of different textile inks in terms of environmental impact, design integrity and ease of printing.
We will achieve a printed design on a fabric surface.
- To become competent in a method of image transfer using the screen printing medium. This class is a hands on learning class with technical advice and explanation as we go. Participants will come away with a print transfer skill they can use in a home or studio setting, that is suitable for works on paper and works on textiles.
- We will prepare a screen from scratch including cleaning and coating the screen with photosensitive emulsion and exposing an image onto it & printing the image.
- A plate to share for lunch
Please wear clothes that could get dirty or protective clothing (apron)
Everyone is welcome
There will be an Alt_Art event in the evening so please watch the Alt_Art Facebook page for more details.
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The VRI is a project of Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Inc in partnership with Reactivate Latrobe Valley Ltd.
We offer a range of classes, workshops and activities including a growing community garden, artist community gallery - Alt_Art and technical support Fridays - LV Digital Shed. A work for the dole program runs Monday - Friday at the hall and volunteers are welcome to join us in making, sharing and connecting through art, gardening, building, cleaning, cooking and using technology. If you have a great idea for a workshop you would like to run get in touch with us - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We value learning by doing and we make learning fun!