In this intensive weekend workshop, students will learn the centuries-old technique of screen printing. Using both the hand-cut stencil and low-impact fluid stencil methods, students will learn to transfer drawings and other images on to cloth and paper. We will explore different tools and media, including inks and textile dyes. The course will cover the screen printing process from start to finish, including appropriate studio setup, preparation of artwork, printing multiples, and finishing and setting. Students will be encouraged to learn through a combination of experimentation, improvisation, and thoughtful planning. This course is perfect for the beginning screen printer, whether you plan to print your own greeting cards, create a fine art edition, or dabble in textile printing.
Whitney Crutchfield is a textile artist and designer living and working in New York City. She received a BA from the University of Michigan and a MFA in Fibers from Colorado State University. Whitney recently spent a year as an Artist-in-Residence at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, where she is also an instructor. She is a textile designer at American Eagle Outfitters, as well as an adjunct instructor at Parsons The New School for Design. Whitney has contributed to a number of publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Stitch Magazine, and Fiberarts Magazine.
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $205 members, $229 nonmembers
Location: Gamble Education Center
Materials: list provided here