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SUMMER 2017 — Screenprinting: DIY Aesthetics
Sat, Jun 17, 2017, 12:00 PM – Sat, Aug 12, 2017, 3:00 PM PDT
SCREENPRINTING: DIY AESTHETICS
8 sessions >> Saturdays, June 17-August 12
12-3pm, Studios 1 + 2, $350
This course uses screenprinting techniques to mobilize artworks into new forms and functions with a focus on textile printing. Students will unlock the flexibility of screenprinting to make printed images that can be transformed into a multitude of functional and non-functional objects alike. The class will elaborate on alternative materials and approaches to screenprinting, its history within DIY culture, activism and the mobility of multiples in art. Students will gain a foundation of technical screenprinting skills through manual and digital stencil making techniques (sharpie, paper cutting, rubylith, ink, resist painting, and digital halftone), preparation and caring for screens, single and multicolor registration, and printing on alternative surfaces. Through in-class demonstrations and studio time, students will have the flexibility to try out new processes while pursuing their own project ideas throughout the entirety of the course.
Kaitlin Trataris is a multi-media artist living and working in San Francisco. She co-founded and runs R/SF projects, a curatorial project space in downtown San Francisco for raw contemporary work, alternative projects, and offbeat programming from the Bay Area’s emerging talent. Trataris is involved in a number of collaborative projects including, The Dead Alleys (a conceptual punk rock band), A.I.R. (a traveling residency program), and RECESS (an interventionist and performative art collective). In her practice, Kaitlin creates silk screened and sewn fabric soft sculptures of kitchen objects and foods to transform domestic environments into explorable sites that reveal the effects of mass media consumer culture through craft mediums and forms. Trataris received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from San Diego State University. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Murphy and Cadogen Contemporary Art Award.
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What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?
Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.
What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?
All classes meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.
SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.
SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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