Beginner Silkscreen w/ Sin Seven
Have you every wanted to be able to print your own designs on paper, shirts, and everything in between? You'd be so surprised how easy it is. Well it IS a process but good thing you're learning from me. I'm Sin Seven and I make it easy!
- Workshop Dates: Wednesdays, October 27th and November 3rd, 6 - 9pm
Screenprinting is a process of repetition and once you remember the process you will have the skills you need to repeat it and be able to take it on on your own. In this class I will strive to get you as familiar as possible with the core screenprinting process so that it becomes as easy as pie to do on your own. This will include coating a screen, burning a screen, making your design into an acetate, the printing process, and finally reclaiming a screen.
Instructor: Sin Seven
My name is Sin Seven and I'm a multi-faceted artist. I primarily work on music but I have amassed many different talents to be able to push my music forward to new heights. In my learning, I've been able to become a screen printer, photographer, digital artist, youtuber and a poet and love nothing more than to teach others how to become that self sufficient ad artistically free. When you have the ability to create with your own hands, the possibilities are endless and through me we will get you creating in no time.
Prerequisites: None. Participants must attend the entire session and pass Emulsion certification in order to be certified to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries.
What to Bring to Class:
Come to class with an image or idea of what you'd like to print, as well as your own paper, fabric, or clothes to print on! Feel free to also bring your personal silkscreen, but we also have class screens available for the workshop.
Materials and Supplies We Provide:
- Class Silkscreen screens: We have screens available to be used for this class
- Newsprint - For test prints
- Acrylic/textile printing ink: We have a random assortment of community inks available for class use.
- Masking tape
- Spatulas, spoons, ink mixing implements
- Scoop coaters
- Stencil remover
- Rags, sponges, brushes, etc.
- Registration material
Supplies available for purchase in the Shop:
- Additional acetates, $1 each
- Masking and Sealing Tape, $4 per roll
Other Supply Resources:
Paperworks - Great source for paper / Pawtucket at 544 West Ave
Jerry's Art-A-Rama - Various paper, screens, inks, and other printing materials / Providence at 653 North Main Street
Blick Art Materials - Various paper, screens, inks, and other printing materials / Providence at 200 Wickenden Street
RISD Store - Various paper, screens, inks, and other printing materials / Providence at 30 North Main Street
Pocono Screens - Online vendor, wood and aluminum screens
Victory Factory - Online vendor, wood and aluminum screens
Scholarships & Discounts: AS220 Industries offers needs-based scholarships as well as discounted spots for BIPoC, Emerging Members, and Industries Monthly Members. We believe that everyone deserves access to arts education, and focus on centering marginalized communities and those who have had barriers accessing these resources. If you'd like to apply for a scholarship or use a discount, find more details HERE.
Location: The AS220 Industries is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 1st floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way; use the entrance under the AS220 Printshop sign, head upstairs and follow the signs. Ring the bell if the doors aren't open (though they should be).
Parking: There is a 2-hour metered on-street parking available, and parking is free on Sundays. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.
Important Workshop Policies. Please be as respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be as on time as possible. If you arrive more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Please plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
Refund Policy: To cancel your reservation must email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.
Cancellation of workshops. If the minimum number is not met in workshop enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel the workshop. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of workshop payment and first choice to enroll in future workshops. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.
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