ONLINE | At Home Screen Printing
Jul 6, 2021 - Jul 20, 2021
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Learn this popular printmaking technique, which can transform any drawing into graphic and colourful prints, from the comfort of your own home. This at home course is your chance to learn how to make stencils, mix custom inks, register layered images, and screen print your final images onto paper. Artist Erica Vaskevicius will guide you through instructional interactive demonstrations to set you up for success as well as give an inside look at how to use SNAP’s screen printing facilities. Students will create a colourful one-layer screen print using screen monotype techniques for their first exploration. Afterwards learn how to create intricate hand-cut stencils as well as how to register and print multi-colour images. During this three week online course you will come away with 2 final print projects, a print exchange with your fellow classmates, and the chance to have your screens exposed with your own hand-made stencils to print with for the rest of the summer.
Supplies are required for this class, but alternative and DIY methods are wonderful options if you wish to learn and participate at home regardless of your budget. Please be in touch for options and alternatives so we can make your participation a success.
*Please note this class is for creating screen prints onto paper and does not include instruction in printing on fabrics.
*No experience is necessary, this class is recommended for beginner and intermediate artists. All ability levels are encouraged to register.
Note: All online sessions will be recorded to capture the demonstration and will be sent to registered participants so they can view and rewatch at their leisure after the session.
July 6 – July 20, 2021
6pm – 9pm MDT
(Supplies are not included, but are required for participation. A complete at-home printing kit is available here) *Please note that alternative supplies are an option and that you can contact [email protected] for ways to fit your budget and needs
SNAP members receive a 10% discount
Online course held through Zoom
Please view the supply list to be aware of the items required for your participation.
SNAP staff are happy to advise on substitutions or alternate supply sources as needed. If the additional supply costs are a barrier to your full participation please be in touch with [email protected] and we will offer options and accommodations based on your needs. You can easily participate with more DIY methods such as embroidery hoops and stencilling if purchasing a screen is not feasible.
SNAP has created a custom at-home screen printing kit available at $225 (valued over $275) so you will be able to successfully print professionally both at home and later at SNAP. Screen Printing Kit includes:
– 20” x 24” metal screen with 230 mesh
– Metal Handled Squeegee
– 5 tubes of Acrylic Paint (120 ml each) and 32 oz of Screen Printing Medium
– Custom built Mobile Screen Printing Table with screen frame clamps
– Spatulas, Ink Tubs, Registration Acetate, and off-contact cards
– Vinyl and Stencil Materials
– Printing Paper
Participants will be required to source the following items themselves:
– Rags or paper towel
– Scissors and exacto blade/or utility knife
– Sponges and bucket
– Masking tape
– Newsprint and proofing paper
About the Artist
Erica Vaskevicius is a designer and maker based in Edmonton. Her interests include natural dyeing, screenprinting and exploring cross-media applications to create unique pieces. She is passionate about making design accessible to all and facilitating learning through creative projects.
SNAP has implemented a number of health and safety measures to protect all users, please find more information here: SNAP Education H&S Procedures & Cancelation Policy
For further information on SNAP courses and workshops, registration and fees, please contact SNAP.
Apply for assistance with a SNAP Scholarship:
If financial barriers are holding you back from taking this course, we invite you to apply for a scholarship. Learn more about this program.
Cancellation Policy (NEW!):
In light of COVID-19 SNAP has adjusted the Education Cancelation Policy to ensure all individuals will remain at home when feeling unwell, this includes staff, instructors, and students. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or are ill you must not come to SNAP, please inform SNAP Staff so we can discuss possible alternatives for your registered program.
If you need to cancel your course registration:
When possible SNAP prefers that individuals give written (email) notice to [email protected] 7 days in advance of the course start date in order to receive a full refund.