This project-based class offers the opportunity to learn the essentials of screenprinting in a single afternoon. Printing ones own swag offers the opportunity to mix the perfect color of ink, be playful with how a design is printed, make a small run of prints on a variety of materials, and join the DIY movement!
What counts as swag? Perhaps you are starting a business or an Etsy store. Or your band is releasing a new album. Or you are hosting a shindig and need some party favors. Regardless of the situation, this class is geared toward anyone with a project that will benefit from custom-printed goods.
Students should bring along two to three small black and white designs. During the workshop, there will be time to edit the designs (if needed) to be best suited as a print. Screens are pre-coated with photographic emulsion, and students will each be able create their own screen and mix their own unique color of ink. Each person will leave the workshop with their own design on a variety of swag.
For some, this one-day class will be the perfect opportunity to dabble with a new craft and move on to other projects. For others, this workshop might be a gateway to a new obsession with printed ephemera!
Tara Zanzig is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in mixed media, screen printing, and video. Tara has a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a certified Feng Shui consultant through the Feng Shui School of Chicago.