Intro to Screen Printing: DIY Studio Setup

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Thursdays: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6–8pm CT; Print Lab Sundays: April 11, 18, 25 and May 2; 6-7pm CT

Have you ever wanted to invest in your own home screen printing studio but weren’t sure where to start? This period of social distancing is the perfect time for a creative home DIY! This virtual workshop will focus on the methods, techniques, and procedures employed in screen printing at home—without a darkroom!

Set up your home screen printing space and gain fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to confidently explore and experiment within the medium of screen printing, including cutting stencils, screen printing with watercolors, using drawing fluid and screen filler, mixing inks, printing layers, registration methods and techniques, printing on fabric and paper, printing effectively, and planning for successful screen prints. This workshop includes weekly 1-hour group Print Labs and a walk-through of each participant’s home studio setup.

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 14 hours, Category A, B or C

$257/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$131 for BIPOC participants* (10% discount for MCBA members)
*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.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend you join 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).

Please note: Registration closes 3/24 at midnight (CT).