Studio Night!

We’re excited to launch open studio nights. Learn more and sign up here: https://screentheworld.org/studionight/ AdrianAs a maker and educator, Adrian strives to inspire and empower others to make, collaborate, and be creative. adriaaaan.wixsite.com/hello/

Reflection 5 Reminder

Hi everyone, Just a reminder to set aside 15 minutes before class to reflect on your screenprinting experience this past week.  We will be starting off Tuesday’s class with a show and tell, and would love to show any pictures or videos you share in your reflection post.   Learning tip! – Reflection can be…

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Incredible ‘halftone’ Art

We stumbled upon some beautiful halftone-style art on the internet that we just had to share. It is not quite halftone since it doesn’t follow a grid, but it does utilize the same effect to insinuate greys. What do you think? and how would you create this kind of art? This first image is art…

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Great Software for Dithering

I have just been introducing to photo editing software that has incredible control over dithering. It is open-source and free, called Photodemon- download here (unfortunately, it’s only for Windows). With this program, you can convert a photo to black and white dithering by navigating on the top bar to ‘Adjustments’ -> ‘Monochrome’ and select ‘Color…

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8. Reclaim a Screen

Use this space to discuss Step 8: Reclaim a Screen Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. Once a stencil has been used in production, the screen must be reclaimed and readied for its next use.  One of the most effective ways you can increase the life of your screens is simply by…

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7. Print

Use this space to discuss Step 7: Print Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. You are fully prepped and ready to start printing. Let’s do this. The trick to a successful print is repeatability; being able to perform the same function over and over without variation. AdrianAs a maker and educator, Adrian…

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6. Make Ready

Use this space to discuss Step 6: Make Ready Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. MAKE READY is the name given to the point in the screen printing process where you are preparing to start your print run, and assembling all the items and tools you will need. Like a pre-flight check…

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5. Ink & Stock

Use this space to discuss Step 5: Ink & Stock Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. INKS used in screen printing are more varied and complex than those used in other printing processes because of the wide range of different materials the modern screenprinter is asked to print on. Art prints on…

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4. Exposure & Washout

Use this space to discuss Step 4: Exposure & Washout Ask any questions, report any problems, and share inspiration. The Exposure & Washout is where your art gets transferred onto a screen to create a stencil that can be printed. All of your work from the previous steps come together.  Getting a good exposure is…

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