This weekend I took a screen-printing course at the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts. It was a creative two days for my detail driven mind! I am more of a Right sided brain---I enjoy writing, words and concrete evidence. I am not inclined to be super creative. However, this class gave me plenty of uninterrupted time to focus specifically on being creative. I chose to take this class because I am a Graphic Apparel Developer with little background in graphics and my company does a lot of screen-printing at the production level. This course was definitely very rudimentary screen-printing and helped me to understand the process from a very basic and old school method. Although my work reflects projects that are done on automatic presses for the most part, I think it will be really valuable to know how this is done and to have done it myself.
|my drawings--trying to decide what images I will use on my sceen|
|the room where we mixed paint|
|screen-printing the old school way! Completely by hand|
|one of my practice screens|
|Tiffany's awesome watercolor practice round|
|Briana's practice flowers|
Next up I will post the finished product! We got to make our own screen with our own designs (Tiff made the images for my screen) and create a scarf. Can't wait to share it with you!