This silkscreen course will explore unconventional graphics and the experimental use of printmaking separation techniques, both analog and digital. Paying homage to the NYC urban landscape with its layers of signage, wearable art, graffiti, high- and low-brow text and imagery, we will focus on the content and design of eye-catching graphics. Hands-on methods of image-making, such as photocopy, collage and stencil printing will be explored through projects that range from small-run silkscreened zines and t-shirts to multicolored wheat-pasted posters. An overview of silkscreen printing and color separation techniques will be given and then incorporated into each student's work through self- directed projects. Group print projects will be documented in the form of a photocopied zine. This course is geared toward fine artists, designers, illustrators and photographers. Previous printmaking experience is not required.
209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 Tel: 212.592.2000 Fax: 212.725.3587