Silkscreen-textile printing and design is an introduction to the various techniques and processes of silkscreen printing as well as textile design course. Silkscreen techniques cover paper and lacquer cut stencils, direct block out and an emphasis on photographic emulsion techniques using both hand-drawn acetates and photographs with light film or diffusion transfer film and photocopy collage. Instruction is given in procedures and equipment use, darkroom procedures, color theory and ink mixing and registration techniques for printing on fabrics. Assignments are oriented toward textile surface design problems covering various systems for design repetition. Weekly homework assignments are given on different design themes all put into repetition and, from these, the designs for actual printing will be selected. A notebook of design resource is kept.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.