Thurs, May 4-25, 2023
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(Materials Included, 20% off for members)
Oolite Arts PRINTshop
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Long celebrated for its bold, graphic appeal, Screen printing has a rich history in both fine art and commercial outlets. In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of traditional silkscreen printing and the tools associated with its practice.
The class meets on Thursdays for four consecutive weeks for a total of 10 hours.
Given several weeks to develop artwork, students will be encouraged to manipulate digital files that they will bring in (via e-mail or on a usb drive) to incorporate into their artwork. Some basic photoshop skills are helpful, but not required. All consumable items are provided, though we will also go over the different kinds of paper available for those who would like to create archival prints.
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.
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
Demo Coating screen
Demo Burning screen
Demo printing on paper
Students will coat screens.
Students will work on design + burn screen.
Homework: Send photo to be printed in class
Intro to photographic manipulation of imagery (photoshop demo)
Students coat screens
Students will print designs from previous class
Students will burn photographic image into screen.
Students will layer 2nd image into first
Homework: Students consider an edition of prints in multiple colors
Demo multi-colored prints
Demo registration techniques
Print/make new designs
Coat screens/ clean screens
Prepare screens for final class
Show images of screenprinted artwork examples
Students will print Final edition of prints.
Students will reclaim their screens
Pin up best work – talk about it.
Refund & Cancellation Policy: Attendees can request refunds up to 24 hours before their class start date. Classes must meet a minimum enrollment number to run.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Matthew Forehand has based his art career out of the city of Miami. He began his art school studies at Pensacola State College where he received his Associate’s degree in Visual Arts. Matthew continued his education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. During his time at SAIC, he enrolled in Ox-Bow School of the Arts, an artist residency in Saugatuck, Michigan. He currently teaches visual arts at Miami Arts Charter School (MAC). His courses at MAC include Foundational Elements of Art, Material Based Art, and Printmaking. He’s currently the Printmaking resident at Oolite Arts.