Thurs, Sept. 9 -30, 2021
Taught in English
(Members have a 20% discount with code)
Oolite Arts Printshop
924 Lincoln Road, 1st floor, 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 in order 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 coat screens.
Students 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 print designs from previous class
Students burn photographic image into screen.
Students 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 print Final edition of prints.
Students reclaim their screens
Pin up best work – talk about it.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Nick Mahshie is an artist and print designer from Miami, Florida. He holds a Masters of Design in Fashion, Body & Garment from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he worked under the renowned visual artist, Nick Cave, and a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design.
As Oolite Arts’ printmaking resident, Mahshie brings his knowledge of contemporary print practices to the public by leading workshops and hosting open studio hours to interested artists and designers.
Mahshie also teaches in the Foundation Studies program at Florida International University’s College of Architecture and The Arts. He has worked with artists of all ages as an educator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Children’s Museum of Art in New York City