Stencil Cut Silkscreen

, Artist, Creative Director, Spacial Designer

One or more techniques created off the computer can be scanned to change the look of cookie cutter work. No one can replicate the hand skills of another, so if you include hand skills in your work, it will always be unique.

--We'll look at the work of a few high profile designers who are using basic materials (pen, pencil, chalk, etc) along with computers to achieve that customized look.

--We'll talk about a few hand techniques that you can easily do to customize your work.

--We'll demo stencil cut silk screen in workshop format, meaning you'll do it with us, and leave with a piece that is uniquely yours.

--Materials needed are listed in the session description.

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced designer, this session will teach you hand skills that can augment your computer graphic design work to reflect your unique aesthetic.
  • Stencil Cut Silkscreen

    Skillshare HQ

    407 Broome St #5A
    New York, NY

    • We'll learn an easy and fast method to do silkscreen.
    • This technique does not require a silkscreen lab, special emulsions, or fancy exposure equipment. You can do it at home with a few simple supplies.
    • Silkscreen process is the basis of Photoshop. You can create one or more layers depending on the complexity of the image you want to make. It can be one or more colors, fine detail or bold shapes.
    • You can also experiment and have fun applying silkscreen to various products and materials. 
    • And, Scan your silkscreen pieces to create unique icons and type, texture too!
    • MATERIALS: Silkscreen: I suggest you start small in scale for home use. Purchase a prestretched screen from Standard Screen on Varick St., Purchase the tape to cover the wood from Standard also, the squeegee, and a couple of colors of silk screen ink. Two colors are plenty for this session. Bring a pad of 18 x 24" newsprint and some liquid dishwashing soap to clean your screen afterward. Warning: the screen needs to be thoroughly clean. No ink can be left in holes of the stretched fabric. If you leave ink, those areas will not transfer next time. You should expect your screen to last many years if you take care of it properly. If you want cheap and fast, you can instead purchase a silk screen kit at an art supply store or online. Speedball makes one for @ $25. I have one for demo purposes. It doesn't come with ink, so you'll need to purchase the ink separately. **Please note that if you take this session, you will be expected to clean up after yourself. If not, I will charge a clean up fee.
    Mon, July 23rd, 2012

    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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E Genevieve Williams

Artist, Creative Director, Spacial Designer

Co-Teaching E. Genevieve Williams and Michael Ian Weinfeld

My father taught me to build a cabin in the woods when I was 16. We were air dropped into our 400 acre plot of land with lake in Northern Ontario. For the next three weeks, my sister, stepmother, my father and I built a cabin with just a few tools and lumber from the property. We had a local helper, a man named "Peg Leg Mike," who actually did only have one leg. Since then I helped my father build the cabin I now live in. I renovated it after he died in 2000. All the plans for the design were my own, bouncing off my father's original vision for the cabin and  property.

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