Thurs, Sep. 14 – Oct. 5, 2023
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(materials included, 20% off for members)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Join us for a comprehensive 4-week workshop where you’ll explore the fascinating art of screenprinting on both paper and textiles. This versatile technique allows you to produce beautiful, high-quality prints.
This course is designed for beginners and provides essential tools and techniques to master the silk screening process. During the course, you’ll gain hands-on experience with the necessary tools for creating a series of prints.
We’ll use water-based inks that are easy to clean and perfect for practicing at home, enabling you to develop your screenprinting skills further. Whether you’re a beginner designer or artist, this course is ideal for grasping the fundamentals of silkscreening.
Beginning with one-color prints and hand-drawn imagery, students will have the chance to explore the medium and its various uses. Over the four weeks, students will also learn to use photos and digitally manipulated imagery to advance their ideas and produce a unique series of original screenprinted artwork.
The class meets on Thursdays for four consecutive weeks for a total of 10 hours. This course will qualify participants to book unassisted studio time in our screenprinting facilities during studio hours.
All consumable supplies are provided, though we will also review the different kinds of paper available for those who want to create archival prints.
At the end of the 4 classes, students will collectively look at the work produced and discuss technical and conceptual successes, skills learned, and future goals.
Intro to Materials and process
About the Instructor:
Matthew Forehand is a painter and printmaker based in Miami, Florida. His art reflects a unique perspective, often patchworking elements of nature and the environment from his family home in Colombia And South Florida. He began studying art in his hometown of Pensacola, and later transferred to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Matthew is currently a resident artist at Oolite Arts and has also had a residency at Ox-Bow School of the Arts in Saugatuck, Michigan. He has exhibited his work at Sullivan Galleries (Chicago, IL), Oolite Arts (Miami Beach, FL), and had a solo exhibition at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (Hollywood, FL).