2 Day Workshop
Thurs, Aug. 11 + 18, 2022
Taught in English
(Members have a 20% discount with code)
Oolite Arts PRINTshop
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This course explores the more painterly side of screenprinting by utilizing dye mixtures and freehand painting techniques as opposed to traditional oil or water-based ink. These designs can then be transferred onto fabric sources for unique prints resembling watercolor, acrylic painting and other fine art processes.
Students will come up with their own designs using paper stencils and free hand painting. We will discuss the chemical properties of the dyes and mix sodium alginate, the printing paste that will allow us to print out fiber reactive dyes onto fabrics such as cotton, wool, silk and some synthetic fibers. The resulting work produced can take the form of fabric for fine art, interior design or fashion-related projects.
This course is an intermediate-level course and is designed for students with some knowledge of silkscreen techniques and applications.
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.