Two Day Workshop
Tues, Feb. 28 + March 6, 2023
6 – 9 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(20% off for members)
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:
Kristen Mesa is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Miami Florida. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. Kristen has exhibited work in the Herman Kiefer Complex (Detroit, MI) , U245 Gallery (Detroit,MI), Bridgered Studios (Miami, FL), and The Annex Gallery (Detroit, MI) amongst others.