SATURDAY and SUNDAY, MARCH 23-24 10:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Introduction to Screen Printing on Fabric: Pattern Design Inspired by Bauhaus
Instructors Carrie Burckle and Alisa Benfey
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, we’re inspired to offer the Bauhaus aesthetic to our new screen printing workshop!
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.
Carrie and Alisa will open the class with a brief presentation on Bauhaus history and how it inspired their own work. 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 Bauhaus 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 your stencils, and testing your stencils by printing on muslin.
Sunday will be spent printing to your hearts content on soft and durable cotton canvas. The workshop will take place up stairs. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes and an apron.
*Bring your own lunch, there is a refrigerator in the kitchen.
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.
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 16 years. She is also a co-founder of Textile Arts LA.
Alisa Benfey is a textile and graphic designer. She has her MFA in Print Textile Design from Tama Art University in Japan and a BFA in Graphic Design from CalArts. She has worked as a principal designer at Designtex in NYC, and has her own textile studio, called IROCOH.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL $25 FEE FOR MATERIALS, PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR THE DAY OF THE CLASS.