Instead of working on a single canvas, we will layer images and colors on paper to make a batch of unique prints. We will experiment with texture, color, and image placement as participants work together to choose stencils and inks, and rotate between different screens as they assemble one-of-a-kind prints that you can take with you.
During the workshop, we will discuss the process of screen printing, and how different types of stencils are made. We will also try out different print techniques such as split fountain and changing colors in-screen. Whether you are an experienced printer or just interested in the basics of the process, this workshop is a fun way socialize and collaborate while learning new screen printing techniques!
Beth Hansen is an organizer behind the Arcade, a group working to help keep art accessible in our DC neighborhoods. The Arcade focuses primarily on print methods to engage with the community through classes, workshops, and pop-up shirt printing events. Beth is an alum of the Corcoran College of Art + Design, and has been printing in Washington, DC for over 15 years. She specializes in non-linear screen printing, which focuses more on experimentation and manipulating the surface of the print to create varied editions, rather than executing a replicable design. Beth shares her knowledge and love of printing by creating collaborative prints with other artists and inviting people to join her in making their own designs.