1/30 – Pigments Workshop at the Bushwick Print Lab

I’m please to announce my first intermediate silkscreen class of 2014 at the Bushwick Print Lab! I will give an introduction to the use of dry and wet pigments in printing, showing original works I’ve created utilizing my own handmade inks, explaining how to use anything from powdered colour pigments to using organic materials such as squid ink, chocolate syrup or crushed graphite to produce unique screenprints. After the introduction, you will have time to print your own edition utilizing one of the pigments provided or I can help you create your own.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th; 7 – 10pm

This hands-on instructional class, accessible to both beginner and advanced screen printers, explores the use of wet and dry pigments as well as printing with foods and other organic liquid material. Participants will be introduced to various applications and techniques before being given the opportunity to print their choice of a 1 color image onto paper (ed. of 6) Assorted paper will be provided or you may bring your own porous material to print on. Film, Screen Rental, tools and an assortment of pigments are included as well. You may also bring your own (non-biohazardous) material for evaluation, and if it’s liquid, we should be able to get it through a screen!

Melissa Dowell is known for exploring traditional and nontraditional methods of screenprinting, incorporating handmade inks and gilding into her multi-colour prints on paper, fabric and more. She has been collaborating on editions for the past five years with clients such as Molly Crabapple, Kim Boekbinder, Amanda Palmer, Coilhouse, Glass Houses Press, and Makerbot for Maker Faire. Her work was recently purchased by the Museum of Modern Art for their permanent collection and has given talks at NYU’s ITP program and the Future of Storytelling conference in NYC. You can find her work online at http://glukkake.me

Bushwick Print Lab
17-17 Troutman St #204
Ridgewood, NY 11385

*All those who wish to register:
Please email your Image/File at Final Print Size (300dpi)
to info@bushwickprintlab.org ( PIGMENTS WORKSHOP )
by Tuesday, January 28th so we can prepare your film and send you an Invoice.
Advance payment of $80 secures your space and covers film, screen rental, paper, inks, and necessary tools.
Learn more at www.bushwickprintlab.org

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