Polychromatic Screen Printing $75
Polychromatic screen printing is an excellent technique for painters, monoprinters, screen printer, or anyone interested in obtaining multiples from one painted image on paper or fabric. Why labor over one painting when you can paint once and get multiples? The innovative process of polychromatic screen printing results in a limited edition from the original painted screen -- with no color registration. Similar to an extended monoprint process that produces 5-8 prints from a single painted image. With this process, all the colors in an image are painted on a single print screen, then printed on fabric or paper with one pull of the squeegee. No solvents used. For all levels of ability. If you are a watercolorist, fabric painter, screen printer, or just interested, you will benefit from this inventive process.
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Length: 7 hours, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Class level: All levels Welcome
Class Size: 6
- 3 large plastic garbage bags if printing on fabric.
- Tight fitting rubber gloves
- Marking pen that washes out of fabric, optional.
- Fabric- and paper-cutting scissors
- One 2-quart plastic container or pitcher. —An apron or old shirt to protect clothing.
- Tjanting needle, large hole, optional. —Masking tape 3/4" or wider
- Reference books and drawings for design ideas.
- Bring lunch
- Small to large Japanese bamboo paint brushes or round soft watercolor brushes.
- Printing on fabric: fabrics with no finishes (washing will NOT remove the finish from store bought fabrics). Unbleached muslin (washed 3-4 times and ironed) and silks are the only store bought fabrics with no finishes. Fabrics of cotton, linen, rayon, and silk from print fabric suppliers are OK. Medium to heavy weight fabric with little or no texture only, white or light pastel colors. You need at least 1 1/2 yards all together of one or several types of fabric (no piece smaller that 20" square). Fabric will be for sale in the workshop (not covered in class fee) or can be ordered from Testfabrics, P. O. Box 26, West Pittston, PA 18643, 570/603-0432, Dharma Trading Co., 800/542-5227, or Rupert Gibbon & Spider 800/442-0455.
- Printing on paper: bring heavy weight absorbent papers such as construction, etching, heavy rice paper, 6-8 sheets (The largest size we will print in the class is 20" x 20" You can print smaller if you prefer.)
- Plastic palette for mixing watercolors, plastic egg carton, or plastic ice cube tray.
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