Hands-On Intro to Screen Printing
About the Workshop
A workshop covering the basics of screen printing:
- the necessary equipment and how it’s used;
- coating and “burning” a screen;
- the mechanics of pulling a print;
- a few best-practice tips and tricks.
Participants will have ample opportunity to get their hands dirty (inky) practicing printing technique and everyone will walk away with a two-color DukeCreate poster that they’ve printed themselves.
About the Instructor
A working graphic designer, Matthew Tauch graduated from NC State University College of Design with a master’s degree in 2002. In addition to working as a full-time book designer at Duke University Press, he also DJs regularly on WXDU. In fact, it was creating posters for performances sponsored by the radio station that re-ignited Matt’s passion for print-making. Whether it’s through incorporating the aesthetic into his book cover designs, participating in live printing at festivals and events, exploring self-initiated projects, or leading how-to workshops, screen printing has become a vital component of his ongoing creative practice.
About the Location
This workshop meets in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.