Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Mick Jagger, 1987 screen print on Lenox Museum Board 38 x 38 in. (96.5 x 96.5 cm.)
Based on the work of American artist Andy Warhol, students will complete a couple of studies using preliminary color study projects, using hand painted color and transparencies as well as complete an actual series of silk screened images using an original portrait photograph. Students must be able to work productively in teams as well as on their own.
Introduction to Andy Warhol. Complete color studies with hand painted papers and “famous” photos as overlay.
Complete color studies of group photo – 4 small, 1 large of your own with one large image agreed to complete by the group.
Begin cutting stencils.
Silkscreen Studio – Printing color
1. After demonstration and discussion of responsibilities in printing high quality silkscreen: establish clean stencils, establish working area with registration marks for best alignment, preparation of ink, squeegee and screen, ink coverage (“flooding screen”, “pulling the print”) complete cutting all stencils.
2. After establishing team responsibilities, print first (lightest)color on 10 sheets of 9″ x 12″ paper/group. This is your initial printing studio working as a group.
4. Drying rack.
5. Equipment Clean-up
Print second and third colors.
1. Demonstration and discussion of color registration and quality printing technique (ink coverage, “flooding screen”, “pulling print” and goals for the day.
2. After establishing team responsibilities, print first (lightest)color on >10-12 sheets of 12″ x 16″ paper/group. This is your initial printing studio working as a group.
3. Drying rack
4. Equipment Clean-up
Print (final color and) Black.
1. Demonstration and discussion of final registration concerns, quality printing technique and goals for the day.
2. After establishing team responsibilities print (if needed, one more color and) black.
3. Lay prints out to dry/Clean up Equipment and studio.
Demonstration of dry mount press.
Observe demonstration of dry mount machine. Once prints are dry each students will be required to mount one of their silkscreen prints.