Water-Based Silkscreen (Summer 2017)

Instructor: Nicole Patrice Dul

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

Tuition: $240 (Members: $225)

June 27-August 15

This course is an exploration of non-toxic water-based silkscreen materials and methods. Experiment with various stencil and monoprinting techniques to create vibrant single and multiple color screen prints on paper. Learn how to successfully use new materials, mix color, register layered designs and troubleshoot problems. Discover how to incorporate the fundamentals of silkscreen printing into your own artistic vision. All skill levels welcomed.

Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Monotypes and monoprints with water-soluble media
  • Stencil cutting and preparation
  • Drawing fluid and screen filler method
  • Block-out methods using screen filler and masks
  • Reductive printing methods

Materials Needed:

  • Working images – can be drawn, painted, or photographed. Images must be able to be easily recreated and simplified by participants using drawing, painting and/ stenciling materials. Bring more than one idea.
  • Paper for printing – at least 3 sheets of 22” x 30” printmaking paper- i.e. Stonehenge, Arches 88, Rives BFK, Somerset Satin, Magnani Pescia, (smooth surfaces desired) 
  • All other materials provided. $25 materials fee to be paid to the instructor during week 1.
Instructor: Nicole Patrice Dul

Nicole holds an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 11 years and is an adjunct faculty member at Holy Family University, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Nazareth Academy Grade School and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA.  She is a member of Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA and the Cheltenham Printmakers Guild. She is also a co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, a Philadelphia print collective that aims to promote and share printmaking with other artists and local communities.  Her work can be viewed at www.NPDprints.com.

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