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THE COLORFUL EXUBERANCE OF ALEXANDER GIRARD


  • Helms Design Center 8745 W Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA, 90232 United States (map)

SATURDAY and SUNDAY, MARCH 23-24 10:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Screen Printing on Fabric: Pattern Design Inspired by Alexander Girard

Instructor Carrie Burckle

In this intro to screen printing class, students will learn how to design, set up, and print basic repeat patterns on fabric using simple stencil designs cut from transparencies.

The morning will be spent designing and cutting out several stencils and mixing textile inks. Carrie will demonstrate the registration and printing of a design in repeat. Students are encouraged to print their designs using the registration system or in an improvisational / random manner.

Saturday morning will be spent looking at Girard designs, getting inspiration, using collage as a process for generating ideas, working with transparent layers, and creating layouts.

Saturday afternoon will be spent learning about the printing & registration process, mixing inks and cutting out stencils, and testing stencils by printing on muslin.

Sunday will be spent printing on supplied material.

Wear comfortable clothing, shoes and an apron.

*We will take a lunch break: students are welcome to step outside for a quick walk to The Co-Op Market / Deli or one of the restaurants in the Helms Complex, or bring your own lunch.

This class is intended for fine artists, designers, painters, printmakers, surface designers and general enthusiasts. Class size limited to 10.

No previous experience is necessary. Students will be standing on a concrete floor when printing.

MATERIALS PROVIDED FOR USE: Small handheld screens, inks, squeegees/spreaders, plastic sheet stencils, several cotton fabrics. You may bring your own pre-laundered natural fiber fabrics or clothing as well. Printing tables are 4ft x 8ft, with some of the 8 ft length used for material prep.

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Carrie Burckle is an artist, designer, and educator. She has a BFA in Textile Design, as well as an MFA in Fibers from CSULB, where she has taught for the past 17 years. She is also a co-founder of Textile Arts LA.