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Silkscreen in Your Kitchen Sink 1W220

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Silkscreening seems daunting, but you can do it just using your kitchen sink and a closet. That gives you the power to print colorful multiples on paper or fabric. Prepare a screen, transfer images using a photo emulsion process and make your first prints just the way you will do it later at home.

Sarah Coyne

Sarah Coyne

Sarah Coyne designs, produces and sells handmade illustrated and screen-printed goods through her company, Egg-A-Go-Go. She also works as a freelance illustrator, specializing in botanical and nature watercolors. Sarah enjoys connecting with Jamaica Plain’s artist community through the Eliot School and is proud to be a part of one of the city’s historic institutions. In addition to her Eliot School workshops, she has taught silkscreening to friends using her own kitchen sink and broom closet. Sarah has most recently shown her work at Aviary Gallery, Mass Audubon’s Nature Center and Glacier National Park.

Materials & Tools:

Wear messy clothes and/or an apron.

Please bring to class:

one 10” x 14” stretched frame with polyester mesh. See example here

8”-9" squeegee. See example here

optional: water-based screen printing ink of your choice (Speedball or Versatex

your design on a transparency: Instructor will email you in advance with more details.

Buy supplies at Dick Blick (Fenway), Artist & Craftsman Supply (Cambridge) or at other art supply stores.