2 days class time, plus half day studio pass
Have you wanted to print your own tshirts? Or need a refresher course to get comfortable with the materials again?
In this class you'll be introduced to the materials, shown different methods of printing, and become more comfortable with the process. We'll learn how to set up, register, and production style print tshirts your own design!
Each student will create their tshirt design with their own 8.5" x 14" artwork and transfer the design onto a silkscreen.
Come prepared with your artwork ideas the first day, but you won't have to make final decisions until the second session. If you want a hand drawn look, bring your sketch, on 8.5"x14" max," so you can trace onto the film. If graphically inclined, send your images to karin "at" betterthanjamnyc "dot" com at least one prior to the first day of class. Think in monotone. Screenprinting works one color at a time. We'll work on our images at the end of the first day, and create the screens earlier on the second day. So there will be time to edit or change our ideas once we learn the process better.
You will be provided 4, fashion cut, white cotton tshirts (a size run S-XL) for your final print, but bring your own if you have a look/color choice in mind. Students will be given about an hour of "free print" time during class to print at least 4 pieces per. HOWEVER each student now gets a FREE STUDIO DAY. Return within 1 month to print more with your screen you made in class if you want!
You will not be able to keep your silkscreens, but if you want to, let me know. We will definitely store them until you get a chance to return to print for your studio day. You can purchase the used screen at cost at the end of class if you wish. Most likely that would cost $38 each screen. But we'll save it for two months, so you can return.