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

Saturday April 6th, Free Silkscreening demo, $5 Studio workshop

We are very excited to work with Artist Asher Katz once again to offer you the chance to explore silkscreening hands on. Last year, the registration for this workshop filled up fast, so sign up now if you want ensure you have a spot.

As well as being a fabulous teacher, Asher is a featured artist in this months show at AFRU, “The View from Here”, Guest curated by Ben Pink of Launch Pad Gallery

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Techniques Demo: 12-1:30pm
Hands-on Workshop: 1:30-4ish


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).

Bring a T-Shirt and make your own AFRU Gallery swag!

Space for the hands-on workshop is limited to 12 people!

If you’d like to participate, please e-mail to register.
The $5 registration fee will be due at time of the workshop.

If you have questions about the workshop, feel free to email them to us and we will forward them to Asher.