October 9th, 11th and 16th
This is a complete and thorough workshop where participants will have the opportunity to learn the craft of screen printing
from the hand of professional designers and in a real printing studio.
**IMPORTANT** Please register with the student's name and current email address where we can reach you!
(You will be directed to PayPal after registration, where you can use any PayPal account to transfer the fee.)
Maximum 6 per course
Two-day program: 75€
Third class (extra): 45€
This is a complete and thorough workshop where participants will have the opportunity to learn the craft of screen printing from the hand of professional designers and on a real printing studio.
The workshop groups are kept small in size (maximum 6 per course), allowing each participant to get more personalized instruction and hands-on experience working with the press and other tools.
During the first day of the workshop you'll learn the history and theory of screen printing, from it's beginnings in the printed textile industry, to its current state as a versatile art medium.
On the second day you'll gain insight into the science, best practices, and crucial small details that will help make huge differences in your finished printing work. Once you're ready to get your hands dirty, you'll learn how to properly coat and expose screens, register and print a two-colour poster!
On the third day you'll be confident and ready to use and print your own one-colour conceived design. This third class also allows an opportunity for more instruction and a chance to learn some advanced techniques. (Please note that this is only in addition to the two-day workshop).
Over the course of this workshop students will:
- Learn about the history and development of the craft of screen printing.
- Properly design and set up images and output files for films.
- Discover the science behind photo-sensitive emulsion and learn how to properly coat and burn an image into a screen.
- Learn best practices and master fine details to get the most accurate and best quality prints without making a mess in your shop.
All materials, screens, and inks will be provided! If you are signed up for the optional third day, you can bring your own screens and inks if you like.
However it’s recommended that you come with a laptop with Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign installed to go over print file preparations.
Robert Hanna and Max Langendorf are the co-founders of Suspicious Package (suspiciouspackage.de), a screen printing collective based in Berlin. Focusing primarily on flatstock and textiles, Suspicious Package has produced printed posters, stickers, album covers, and t-shirts for several illustrators, bands, and brands in the Berlin area.
Max has been involved in printmaking for five years, from stencil prints, xylography, and screen printing.
Rob is also part of Print’s Not Dead (www.printsnotdead.net), a Seattle-based print collective that specializes in screen printed gig posters. His design and photography work can be found at his website, www.robhanna.com.