June 13, 2018

Silkscreening Settlement



I love to get opportunities to invite guest artists to our pre-K studio, and when they're a parent of s student? Even better. For our third such collaboration, we got to host printmaker Miriam Singer! Miriam makes awesomely detailed cityscapes, so we cooked up a plan to do some architectural serigraphs with a class at school.
Miriam burned a big screen from a photo of an architectural drawing of our school building which, lucky us, is old and beautiful. (This also means the internet never works and the walls are impossible to hang things on, but...win some lose some.)



Miriam burned a big screen from a photo of an architectural drawing of our school building which, lucky us, is old and beautiful. (This also means the internet never works and the walls are impossible to hang things on, but...win some lose some.)


She introduced PS3 to the tools used in silk screening - the screen, ink, and squeegee, and we set up a printing station. Each kid got to help ink the screen and pull the squeegee and we ended up with loads of (big!) prints of our building in different colors!


Because they dried quickly, kids were able to start decorating them during that same class period (and they kept decorating them for a week or two!) 




We experimented with water based crayons (my favorite! Noyo brand), chalk pastels, water colors, and colored pencils, and made a lot of individual work!




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