The University of the arts

Screen Printing
The University of the Arts

ADSN 5080N 01 Screen Printing

ADSN 5080N 01

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Ian Sampson



Spring 2019

  • (Jan. 31 to Apr. 11)
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 0.00 Credits
  • 0.00 Credits
  • Tuition: $350 / Fees: $60
Curious to try your hand at pulling a print? Are you eager to get back into the studio and explore new ideas? This course provides an introduction to image generation, screen preparation and the unique nature of this process, from start to finish, allowing more advanced students to develop individually. Students at all levels are welcome as we guide you into the process and let you explore varying levels of complexity. You are encouraged to bring photographic, computer-generated, hand-drawn images or stencils to get started. If you've never felt the satisfaction of screen printing, you are missing out!

Course Overview

You will learn to create editions of screen prints using a variety of traditional and digital methods. Particular techniques we will cover include: image composition and construction, layering, registration, editioning, and the use of photographic halftones.

What will you do in class?

Through the completion of three projects you will show a comprehensive understanding of the screen printing process and develop ways in which the medium can be incorporated into your own art practice as a tool to express your ideas. We will work on conceptual development, and competency with the screen printing process.

What topics will be covered?

  • Screen preparation
  • Image preparation
  • Ink Mixing
  • Photo emulsion and screen exposure
  • Black and White Halftones
  • Split Fountain (multiple color, one pass)
  • 4-color process printing

Suggested Readings or Links to other content

No books are required for this course, but anyone interested in learning more about the process might want to check out:

The Screenprinting Primer by Print Liberation

Screenprinting Today : The Basics by Andy MacDougall


Photo emulsion and other chemistry are provided as part of your studio fee, you will need to purchase paper and ink in addition to other supplies. We will go over where to order all supplies the first class, for a full list of supplies see the syllabus.