TWO-DAY SILKSCREEN I WORKSHOP
Instructor: Graeme Dearden
Dates: June 18 & 25 from 10 AM — 3 PM (both days)
Workshop Fee: $200
After this two-day course, students will have an understanding of the basic history of silkscreen in contemporary art and the uses and applications of the silkscreen process. You will learn how to pull prints using both hand cut stencils and photo emulsion stencils. Students will leave with the ability to complete the silkscreen process on their own.
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED. CLASS PRICE INCLUDES ONE ADDITIONAL STUDIO RENTAL DAY TO PRINT.
Graeme Dearden is a Calgarian fine artist and writer working primarily in printmaking, flat glass processes, drawing, and visual poetry. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2015, majoring in glass.
He has been silkscreening as part of his artwork since 2009 after a course offered by Alberta Printmakers. Since 2012, Graeme has been working professionally as a silkscreen printer. He spent just under a year printing softball apparel before moving into his current career as an architectural decorative glass worker at Goldray Industries. Here, he specializes in silkscreen prepress and printing, as well as colour matching/production for silkscreening and back painting.
Alongside these pursuits, Graeme works for the arts advocacy group Visual Arts Alberta — CARFAC and volunteers with Alberta Printmakers as part of their studio committee.