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March 4, 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 DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).