This silkscreen course will explore unconventional graphics and the experimental use of printmaking separation tech- niques, 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.
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