Intermediate Screen Printing at Home

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Thursdays: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1; 6–8pm CT; Print Lab Sundays: June 6, 13, 20, 27; 6–7pm CT

This project-driven virtual workshop will build on the methods, techniques, and procedures learned in the workshop Intro to Screen Printing: DIY Studio Setup. Gain fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to confidently explore and experiment within the medium of screen printing, including registration methods and techniques, repeat printing on fabric, mixing inks with transparent base to get “extra” colors, printing effectively at home, making your life easier with tools like Cricut, and planning for successful screen prints with all of the above.

Coursework will cover the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion and preparing artwork for films, which will be the basis for a group print exchange. Participation in Intro to Screen Printing: DIY Studio Setup workshop or similar introductory level screen printing workshop is required.

Michelle Lee Lagerroos (she/her) has been teaching printmaking workshops to adults at MCBA and MCAD since 2012. She has a background in publishing, works as a wrangler of two young children by day and a book designer/screen printer/printmaking instructor by night, and is the screen printer behind Angry Peanut Press. While her work has been shown locally at places such as the State Fair Fine Arts show, Altered Esthetics, and MCBA, she also loves simply making screen prints and giving them to people. To learn more click here.

Kirsten Olson (she/her) has been teaching screen printing and book arts workshops to adults and kids at MCBA and other venues around the Twin Cities since 2012. Kirsten has a background in publishing and is the screen printer behind Pizza Squirrel Studio, a space where she collaborates with kids to create wearable and shareable art. Her studio is named after a neighborhood squirrel who loves to spend his days munching pizza slices in her yard. Cheers to you, little guy! To learn more click here.

Experience required
Certificate: 14 hours, Category B or C

$285/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 supply fee*
$145 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 supply fee*
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
*International participants will be charged an additional shipping fee.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the supply fee*).

Please note: Registration closes 5/23 at midnight (CT).