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“Tight” Screenprint – Alison Byrnes
July 24 - July 28| $750
Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $45
Class limit: 6
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This workshop will be a screen-printing intensive for creating prints requiring five or more colors. Students will find both challenge and reward in learning the techniques for tight registration. We’ll use screen-printing as a bridge from painting and illustration, while taking advantage of the characteristics inherent to silkscreen, such laying down color to fill a page. Alison will demonstrate methods of converting an image for color separation; how fine detail can be captured in print; ways to “fix” prints that are not perfectly registered; and how to accomplish a lot in a little time.
Alison will work with students to capture their existing work (illustration, painting, collage, photographs) as complex screen prints. Students will experience the energy of spending full days in the screen-printing studio, prepping images, mixing color, and working together on print runs. Alison will always be on hand to counsel them through trouble-shooting. The group will also have a critique of their prepped color separation before printing begins.
When Alison came to WSW, I was sure it was going to be a disaster. Her images were complex and she really only had rudimentary screen-print skills. Boy was I wrong. She was a complete dynamo in the studio, figuring our how to get the prints to reflect her kind of imagery. Not only did she do an amazing job printing, she also taught high school students in our Art-in-Ed program.
Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.
Alison Byrnes is an artist, art educator, and higher ed administrator, whose work centers around the construction of history. She taught at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore, India for seven years, developing programs in illustration, museum studies, and contemporary art practices in addition to guiding students through thesis projects. She created Scientific Theories Once Widely Believed, Since Proven Wrong at WSW, requiring an estimated 20,000 squeegee pulls in 5 weeks. She currently works at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the International Institute at the University of Michigan.