Digital Goes Analog

As computer programs like Adobe Photoshop continue to evolve, the ways to create screens for printmaking become almost limitless. This hands-on class will start in the computer lab, where students will learn techniques for image creation, set up print-ready files, and make positives for their prints. Layers in Photoshop correspond so perfectly with layers in screenprinting! The last four weeks will be in the printmaking studio, where students will turn their digitally-created positives into screenprints. Depending on the complexity of the projects, students will have the opportunity to spend time outside of class in the printmaking studio. Students will leave the class with at least one multi-layer screenprint and ideas for more. This class is suitable for beginning screenprinters who have used Photoshop before. Intermediate and advanced screenprinters who want some time and guidance to work on projects are also welcome in the class. / Materials fee of $25 and Facilities fee of $30 in addition to course tuition. / Open to students age 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Mac OS X and Adobe Photoshop.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; USB drive or cloud storage option for saving work; some digital photos to work with. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to Wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity. Closed-toed shoes and long hair tied back are required for sessions in the Printshop.

Please Register Before: March 4
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.
Class Savings
Register on or before January 18 and save $25 off your order total.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Course Details

PT 9355 SP19
Date Start: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Date End: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 425 (Printshop); Main Building, Room 330
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above
Days of Week: 
Print, Paper, Bookmaking
Working knowledge of Mac OS X and Adobe Photoshop.