In this screen printing workshop, you will investigate a variety of approaches for printing original silkscreen images. Techniques include hand-cut stencils, direct drawing and painting, and photo-silkscreen methods. Silkscreen is a favorite of artists and DIYers because it can be combined with other media and can be printed permanently on almost any smooth surface without a press. Best of all silkscreen is newly “green”, so we will be using water-based inks and non-toxic materials. Print on paper, fabric, wood, vinyl, etc. Learn a variety of ways to create an image on a screen, and learn methods for multiple color registration. Simple enough for beginners, and lots of applications for the professional artist. Come with a project in mind, or experiment with all the techniques. You can use all of our materials or bring your own screens, so you can take them home with you to use again.
VICKY TOMAYKO is an artist and printmaker who works with a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints and editions of silkscreened books. She manages the print studio for the Work Center during its seven-month residency program. She teaches silkscreen printing at Cape Cod Community College and PAAM School. Artist-in-residence at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School for ten years, and recipient of two Ford Foundation grants, she is represented by Schoolhouse Gallery.