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Silkscreen Application for Decorative, or Faux-painted Surfaces, and Fabrics.
3 day intensive course (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
This workshop will present several effective ways to transfer patterns and detailed designs onto different surfaces such as faux painted surfaces and fabrics.
Silk-screen design and printing will be presented as a better alternative to stenciling or hand painting. There will be an introduction to the concept of how to select an appropriate pattern. Scale, color concept and repeat will examined with a brief slide show and samples.
The course will begin with students designing a decorative repeat pattern of their choice from the large selection in our library of decorative motifs. Student will choose from historical references in different styles, including organic and inorganic designs.
Students will prepare panels, boards and canvases with different grounds to print on . Final drawings will be transferred onto acetate and/ or mylar and then used to create a silk screen or stencil. Students will be paired up to learn printing skills. Additional demonstrations will be presented using a selection of our existing screens.
Students will use various materials and brushes which can be purchased from the studio. Students will take home several samples, which they can use for their portfolios as long as the class at Fatto a Mano studio is credited.
Subjects to be covered (lecture)
Silkscreening- 5 hrs
Stencilling- 2 hrs
Use of Pattern-1 hour
Pattern Repetition-1 hr
Pattern Selection-1 hr
Pattern Design-1 hr
Historical Oriental Patterns-1 hr
Subsrtate choice (fabric, canvas, or wood)-1 hr
Techniques to be covered (hands on)
Pattern Design- 2 hrs
Materials and tools required
*Students are required to bring these items to class:
Fan Brush #6
Small Flat Brushes
Small Foam Roller 4"
*The following can be purchased from Lucretia during class:
One Great-er Screen 14”x14”
One Pealer Screen 14”x14”
Small Mezzaro pattern 16”x16”
Mosaic border 6 3/4”x 14”
Mosaic pattern 14”x 14”
**For questions about class materials, please contact Lucretia Moroni via email firstname.lastname@example.org