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Screen Printing Classes






Richmond Art Center Screen-printing Classes

What is screen-printing? Ink is forced with a squeegee through a stencil design-bearing-screen made of silk or other mesh material, onto the surface being printed, ie paper, board, fabric, metal, ceramic, etc. Screen-printing, also called silk screening, is a versatile medium and allows for easy integration with other disciplines. Learn all about silk screening in our hands-on classes where you can design for fabric, glass, leather or paper. Our light-filled studio has the necessary computer programs, a screen exposure unit, a six-paddle printing rounder and yardage board. The Richmond Art Center uses only water-soluble inks.

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silkscreening on enamel NEW!
Ed Lay & Joyce Shon
Fire intricate patterns and repeating images on enamels. Bring a design with you and spend the morning creating a screen to print with. After lunch we will go next door to the metals studio and fuse those patterns of glass to copper. Various techniques for using screen-printing enameling will be demonstrated. Materials fee due to instructors for screening material, copper and enamel. Bring a lunch.
W17JW • 1 class • Fri, Mar 14, 10 am – 4 pm
RAC Member $85 • Nonmember $95
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screen-printing – open studio
Students enrolled in classes SP1S – SP8S are entitled to three additional hours of studio time each week.
Fri, Apr 4 – May 23, 1 – 4 pm
Sat, Apr 5 – May 24, 1 – 4 pm
(no open studio Apr 12, May 3 or May 10)

set up your own screen-print business NEW!
Michael Perkin
Learn the ins and outs of starting your own business and print shop. Design, production and basic screen-printing techniques such as making films, burning screens at home, getting supplies and making an inexpensive 3-color
press will be discussed. Learn business and
marketing basics, including finding wholesale distributors, pricing custom jobs and obtaining a tax certificate. All levels welcome.
SP9S • 6 classes • Mon, Apr 14 – May 19, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $144 • Nonmember $160
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evening drop-in screen-print studio
Nancy Netherland NEW!
Turn your favorite photo in a viable print image! Incorporate screen-printing
processes into other art forms, register multiple colors and finally make that poster or set of cards you’ve been dreaming of! Individual instruction and demos given; instructor will meet with each student to create a project plan, budget and materials list. Some screen-printing experience required.
SP8S • 6 classes • Thu, Apr 17 – May 22, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $144 • Nonmember $160
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material(s) world
Joyce Shon
Learn basic screen-printing techniques and how to apply this highly versatile craft to a variety of materials. Add new dimensions to your quilts, print T-shirts and create unique linens, scarves, floor cloths and more. Print on paper, leather and clay or etch glass. Demo each week. Tailored to individual interests. Bring ideas and images to first class. Ink and paper not included.
SP1S • 8 classes • Tue, Apr 1 – May 20, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
RAC Member $194 • Nonmember $215
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screen-printing beginning/intermediate
Raymond Haywood
Learn the basics and become comfortable printing one- and two-color prints. Intermediate students will focus on individual projects. This medium integrates well with other 2-D drawing and painting media. Stenciling and other techniques will be explored as time allows. Print on T-shirts too. Ink and paper not included. Additional screen fees may apply. Bring ideas and images to first class. All levels and teens welcome.
SP7S • 6 classes • Sat, Apr 19 – May 24, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
RAC Member $144 • Nonmember $160
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teen screen
Monica Gyulai
A screen-printing class just for teens. Design cool creations using images from the Art Center’s collection along with your own designs to make unique, personalized clothing. Basic screen-printing techniques covered. Bring black-and-white drawing, photo or Xerox with you to first class. Inks included. Students provide clothes. T-shirts available for purchase.
SP11Y • 6 classes • Wed, Apr 16 – May 21, 4 – 6 pm
RAC Member $144 • Nonmember $160
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sew print already!
Joyce Shon & Monica Gyulai
Starting with a 48 – 60” square of fabric and some basic sewing skills, learn the basics of screen-printing and turn your cloth into a unique bog coat, an ancient design that adapts well to many sizes and styles. Come create, invent and play as we merge two of our favorite crafts in one fun project. Materials list is available online. Bring a sewing machine if you can or share our vintage studio model.
SP3PMW • 2 classes • Sat, May 3 and 10, 1:30 – 5 pm
RAC Member $135 • Nonmember $150
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beyond the classroom screen-print
Use the Center’s well-equipped screen-print facility to work on your own projects for a maximum of 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Must have previous screen-printing experience at the Richmond Art Center.
SP0S • 8 classes • Fri, Apr 4 – May 23, 1 – 4 pm
RAC Member $144 • Nonmember $160
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DROP-IN POLICY: Per day drop-ins are allowed in some adult classes with the consent of the instructor or where noted in the description. Students may drop-in ONLY 3 times before they are required to purchase a half or full class (no other fractional classes allowed), unless otherwise noted.