Screen Printing with Dyes on Fabric: 2-Day Workshop
Day 1: Design & Burn Screen
Day 2: Set up fabric, measure, and print
This course explores the more painterly side of screenprinting by utilizing dye mixtures and freehand painting techniques directly on silkscreens 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 freehand 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.
Age range 18+
Cost: $125 (materials included)
About the Instructor, Nick Mahshie:
Nick Mahshie is a textile designer and artist 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 (’07).
As ArtCenter/South Florida’s printmaking resident, Mahshie will offer workshops and open studio hours to interested printmakers, and those keen to expand their understanding and use of contemporary print processes.
Mahshie is also the Youth Programs Coordinator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, and has taught classes at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New Orleans Museum of Art, Le Petit Bain (Paris) and the Children’s Museum of Art in New York City.