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Silkscreen history and stencil project

Lesson for Printmaking and its history

Jessica Davis

on 31 January 2018

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Transcript of Silkscreen history and stencil project

Silkscreen or serigraph printing is basically a stencil process.
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.
Because of its simplicity in process and execution, screen printing is a popular form of printing.
Contemporary Printmakers
-Shepard Fairey
-Chuck Close
-Andy Warhol
-Roy Lichtenstein
-Robert Rauschenberg
-Jeremy Fish
-Russell Young
-Jim Phillips
Silkscreen/ Screen Printing/ Serigraphy

Invented in 1800 with a stencil and mesh however the earliest form was invented in China during the Song dynasty c.1000 AD

Screenprinting is still used for industrial purposes
in 1930 silkscreen printing developed in the US

Serigraphy was a major art form of pop art in 1940s+

Screen printing is widely used today for posters, decals and clothing
Stencil Project
Stencil (edition of 5) – Create stencils with contact paper and print an image with three colors. Your image should be at least 20 inches between its height and width and your paper should have at least a 1 inch border. Make at least 8 prints and turn in your best 5.
Some Notes...
you've got this.
-love jess
Student Examples
For this project you will need to come up with an image that has three colors. The theme for this project is balance. Your design does not need to be abstract but you must create good formal balance and composition. You will be making three stencils with contact paper cutting away the area where you want your color to print.
Keep in mind:
-You can layer your inks rather than leaving space between colors
-You do not need outlines but if you use line it will need to be somewhat thick so you don't lose your mind...
-Try to come up with a unique color scheme, there is no need to make three colors boring!
-Remember you can have a running theme between all five of your projects so choose a design you love not something "easy"
-Heath Kane
Brian Ewing
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