Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

Launch Pad hosts a Silkscreen Printing Workshop!

Ever wondered about silkscreen printing? Want to learn how it works and try it out? Or are you an experienced silk screener interested in further applications for your silkscreen?

November 25th at 12:30 PM for a comprehensive silkscreening workshop!

***A second session will be held on Saturday the 26th at 12:30 PM***

Silkscreening is a unique printing process with unlimited possibilities. Whether you’re a painter, drawer, mixed-media artist, sculptor or fashion-designer, this class is guaranteed to have something to offer you. We’ll cover everything from basic mono-printing and screen-stenciling to polychromatic printing and photo-stencils, the traditional CYMK process, positive and negative space printing, screen maintenance and substrate possibilities.

Also, get the lowdown on the plethora of silkscreen mediums available, including varieties of inks, drawing fluid, screen filler, discharge mediums, resists, color magnet and more!

Asher Katz has been teaching similar workshops for Jacquard Products, “the silkscreen experts,” for several years, and is qualified as both a silkscreen artist and technician. (Check out Jacquard has been kind enough to sponsor this class, so it is free to anyone interested in attending.

After the lecture and demonstration (approximately 1.5 hours) will be a hands-on silkscreen workshop! For a mere $5 you can make a print to take home with you. All inks, screens and and mediums are provided. All you need to do is bring a substrate to print on (e.g., a t-shirt, pillowcase, sheet of artist’s paper, panel of wood, canvas–whatever you would like).

(Space for the hands-on workshop is limited! If you’d like to participate, please e-mail to register. The $5 registration fee will be due at time of the workshop.)

We look forward to seeing you there!