Screen Print Basics: Prepping & Printing a Screen

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a screenprinting workshop with instructor Irene Bednarczyk. Students will learn the photo emulsion method of burning an image to a screen and will have a chance to print their image onto either paper or fabric (think poster print or t-shirt). The emulsion method is a great way to print a highly detailed image repeatedly on paper or textiles. MakeHaven will have pieces of fabric that can be used to learn on, participants are encouraged to bring t-shirts from home to print on and/or other materials. Students will have the option to purchase their screen at the end of the workshop.
 
This class will require you to send your chosen image to your instructor beforehand to ensure it is ready for printing on the day of the workshop. Imagery should be completely black & white, high contrast, no colors. The best imagery to use: bold graphic designs/text (some examples can be seen in the banner image above).
Please email images to: irenebednarczyk@gmail.com
 
Tickets:
General Admission: $68 
Partnerships: $61
MakeHaven members: $58

Instructor
Real name: 
Irene Michnicki

Instructor

Instructor Bio: 

Irene Michnicki is a printmaker, designer and educator from Southwestern CT. She owns Milestone Graphics Fine Prints in New Haven, CT, a a fine art print shop specializing in traditional printmaking techniques such as woodcuts, etchings and lithographs.

Location: 

MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

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Accessibility

Our facilities undergo periodic reviews to maximize ADA compliance. We offer accessible bathrooms, elevators, and wide walkways. In tool usage, we aim for universal access and work individually to adapt tools for safe usage as necessary. If you anticipate needing an adaptation to participate in this event or have further questions, please contact us at events@makehaven.org.