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February 3, 2020 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Screen Printing

Hands-On Intro to Screen Printing

Taught by Matthew Tauch

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.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).