Screen Print Fundamentals

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Screen Print Fundamentals


In our flagship long-format course, you'll master silkscreen printing basics and move rapidly through a variety of experimental techniques including spot color, CMYK printing, reduction, and more.

Four sessions, 7pm - 9:30pm. All materials provided.

Upcoming Sessions

  • August 1 - 22, Thursday evenings

  • September 12 - October 3, Thursday evenings

  • November 14 - December 12, Thursday evenings, skips Thanksgiving

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About the course

Our flagship long-format printmaking course starts with hand-cut stencil silkscreen prints and moves rapidly through hand drawing, rubylith, halftoning, and spot color. Suited to all skill levels and degrees of artistic experience.

In this four-session silkscreen course, students will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting as well as experimental techniques. You'll learn to design multi-layer prints, prepare digital templates for screen printing, use overlapping layers to expand the color range of a print, experiment with reduction and direct stencil techniques, use screen printing as a tool across traditional print media, and explore approaches to making prints larger than the screen.

Open to all levels of experience. Tuition includes working access to Shoestring Press over the course of enrollment, including screens, ink, storage, free access during open shop hours, and large-format digital printing.

About the Instructor

LANE SELL, founder, owner and master printer of Shoestring Press, is a graduate of Columbia University, where he studied Classics and Visual Art. He has instructed at Columbia and New Jersey City University, and for the past five years has run Shoestring Press in Brooklyn, working with artists and members as well as instructing classes in a variety of print mediums. In 2013 and 2014, his silkscreen work won grants from Brooklyn Arts Council.