Summer Screen Printing

This week-long class will cover the joys of screen printing on paper with a focus on creating colourful imagery by using hand-cut stencils and screen filler. By the end of the week students will be comfortable with mixing inks, registering colour layers, and printing multiples. Whether or not you are looking to create limited edition posters for your band or business, or making fine art original prints, this class will give you a solid foundation in technique and information on making prints at home. No previous experience required.

Materials:

Students should bring:

  • Sketchbook or Notebook
- Pencil or Pen
- Apron/old T-shirt
  • Scotch magic tape (matte)
  • Materials to make transparencies like: acetate, frosted mylar, tracing paper… etc.. (we will discuss this in class)
  • Pad of newsprint
  • 5-6 full sheets of Mayfair paper for proofing
- At least 3-4 sheets of rag paper for editioning (Stonehenge, Fabriano Rosaspina, Rives BFK, Arches…etc.. no heavy textures, no watercolor paper, NSCAD Art Supply Store, in Halifax, is a good place to buy these)
  • Box cutting knife or xacto knife

LSA will provide all other materials.

About Maria Doering:

Maria Doering is a German multidisciplinary artist and printmaker, who has lived and workied in Dartmouth, N.S., since 2012. She holds a BFA (summa cum laude) from Hartford Art School, in Hartford, Connecticut; an MFA from Concordia University, in Montreal, QC, and teaches at both NSCAD University and in the arts department of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S..

Maria’s work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, and has been recognized in multiple international competitions since 2015. Her work has been supported by both Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Artist statement

I am a multidisciplinary fine artist and printmaker with an intense focus on the human body throughout my various bodies of work. I have struggled with allergies from a young age, and as a result I live with a heightened awareness of my body and its inner workings.

This awareness has informed my artistic practice for many years. Each of us forms one unified system: organs, thoughts, blood vessels, emotions, nerves and sensations. While language separates concepts of body and mind I know them to be one, and my work aims to break down the barriers between one and the other. Our bodies are each a totality, a mystery to ourselves that I try to discover, solve, resolve, dissolve. Trying to visualize what the inside feels and looks like congers for me hundreds of layers of patterns and textures that are intricate, complex, dense and beautiful. I call this pattern work “lacery,” and it is present in one form or another in nearly all of my current work.

In my art practice I move freely between printmaking, drawing, painting, installation work, mixed media and anything else that is needed to communicate my ideas.

www.maria-doering.com