Screenprinting, silkscreen, serigraphy – these are all terms for the printmaking arts which allow rich, intense colors to be printed on virtually any surface: cloth, glass, pottery, metal, wood or paper. Associate Professor of Art Liz Zacher of UAS Sitka will teach a workshop on these techniques on four Saturdays in October and November. The four-session class is scheduled on October 17 and 24, then November 7 and 14, to allow a free day on October 31. “Sitkans take Halloween seriously,” Liz observed. Each class will meet on the named Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
Silk Screen as a printmaking technique can be applied to fine art prints, graphic and photographic experimentation. This course is an introduction to various stencil making techniques; paper and cut stencils; and direct block out. The main emphasis is on photographic emulsion techniques using hand drawn acetates, photocopies, computer printouts and photographs. Instruction in emulsion procedures, ink mixing, registration and printing methods will be given. The class can be taken as a one-credit course for $210 plus a $50 lab fee – which provides students with a silk screen that they can keep.
For more information contact UAS at 747-7700.