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Experimental Screenprinting with Tyanna Buie
August 7 - August 19| $200 – $225
Dates: August 7, 10, 12, 17, 19
Time: 7-8:30 PM EST
Tuition: $200 members/ $225 non-members
Level: All ages, no experience necessary
Class limit: 12
This course acquaints students with a wide range of screen-printing techniques and approaches using a variety of water-based inks and experimental materials. Participants will discover the medium’s flexibility, exploring the inherent cross-connections and expressive possibilities of screen printing in your home studio.
Printmaking is a unique way to make and think about the construction of images. It emphasizes thinking in layers and processes that value indirect and highly mediated production. This course will focus on the history of screen-printing, as well as contemporary and non-traditional methods and techniques; such as monotypes, mono-printing, collage, and mixed media. Participants will gain an understanding of ink options and color mixing, and the different ways hand-drawn and photomechanical films can be made, while exploring the versatility of screen-printing and working with substrates other than paper.
This class focuses on low-toxic direct screen methods, including monoprinting, screen filler, cut paper stencils, and more. Photo emulsion process will not be covered.
- Assortment of pencils, soft-hard
- Assortment of paint brushes, small, medium, large, round, flat
- x-acto knife/with extra blades
- Assortment of sharpies, large, medium, small
- 1 pair of Scissors
- 24 inch cork back ruler
- 1 box of Magic Erasers
- Smock or t-shirt
- Comfortable shoes
- Two (minimum) 18 x 20” silkscreens, mesh #156, such as these
- Speedball drawing fluid
- Speedball screen filler
- Paintbrushes of various sizes, your preference
- 12” clear center finding ruler
- 12” metal ruler
- Roll of contact paper – any type or color will work
- 14” HARD squeegee
- 2” clear packing tape
- Masking tape
- Spoons or spatulas for mixing ink
- Bowls for mixing ink
- Speedball permanent acrylic Ink 16oz select colors that you love
- Caran D’ache watersoluble wax pastels (make sure they are water soluble)
- Speedball transparent base
- Speedball Deluxe screen clamps
- Two- 8” C-clamps
- Optional: Speedball fabric printing ink– If you want to print on fabric.
- Wisk detergent is best for removing screen filler from screens
- Bathtub, slop sink, or outdoor hose
- Cleaning scrubber
- Baby powder (small bottle)
- Freezer paper (1 roll)
Most heavyweight drawing and printmaking papers will work great.
Arches 88, 22×30”
**Stonehenge, 22×30” (Good for screen-printing and drawing, less expensive)
Somerset Satin, 22×30”
Rives BFK White/Grey/Cream, 22×30″
Arches Cover White, 22×30″
*Other surfaces to print on: fabric, canvas etc. glass, fabrics
If you had already signed up for a Summer Art Institute class, or are newly registering for an online workshop or event, please read our 2020 Refund and Cancellation policies.
A Chicago and Milwaukee native, Tyanna Buie received her BA from Western Illinois University, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012, Buie received an emerging artist Mary L. Nohl Fellowship and is the recipient of the 2015 Love of Humanity Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. In late 2015, Buie became the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant and the 2019 Kresge Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts as well as the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Buie’s work has been acquired by major intuitions and private collections nationally and her work has been reviewed on Hyperallergic and featured on Essay’d. Buie currently lives and works in Detroit, MI, where she is Assistant Professor/Section Chair of Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies.