This class will take you through every
step of the screen printing process, from generating a design to making
a finished product on professional equipment. You will learn how to generate a
digital positive; how to prepare, expose, and reclaim screens; and
printing techniques for textiles. We will discuss printing techniques
for other surfaces. You will have access to and learn how to
use professional screen printing equipment. We will use professional
plastisol inks for our projects and will discuss the differences between
other inks available (water based, dispersion).
The goal of this class is to familiarize students to the process of screen printing at a semi-professional level, to the point where they could easily make their own art as a matter of course or start a small screenprinting company using Asylum equipment. The student will come home with a minimum of one custom designed shirts, printed in single-color.
Students will purchase small amounts of screenprinting materials and either provide clothing to screenprint or order it through the American Apparel wholesale catalog.
Instructor Biography: Blake Brasher
Blake Brasher is a professional artist who has been screen printing t-shirts for his Solid State Circus clothing line since 2007. He made his first screen printed t-shirts in his dorm room at MIT back in 2000. Solid State Circus has been featured on Boing Boing and has sold hundreds of shirts. Blake received his BS in Art and Design from MIT in 2003. In addition to screen printing, he is also a painter and a street performer. You can find his artwork at http://blakebrasher.org and his t-shirts at http://solidstatecircus.com
Session 1: 10/14/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA
Session 2: 10/21/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA
Session 3: 10/28/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA
Session 4: 11/4/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 561 Windsor St, Unit A306, Somerville MA
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.