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Spring 2023 Intro to Screenprinting (Thursdays)

Spring 2023 Intro to Screenprinting (Thursdays)

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Intro to Screenprinting (6 weeks)
$400, includes materials
Thursdays, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
April 6 - May 11, 2023
Instructor: Samsam Elmi (she/her)

Translate your hand-drawn or digital artwork onto paper in this introduction to screen printing. Learn how to prepare halftones for film output, coat and expose screens and the manual rhythm of printing. Participants will come away with a small edition of multicolour prints of their own creation.

Suitable for all levels, no prior experience is needed.


About the Print Instructor: Samsam Elmi (she/her) is a Toronto-based artist and printmaker, who holds an honours BFA in Visual Art from York University. At York University Samsam worked as a print media studio monitor, and after graduating participated in the Open Studio work exchange program as a studio assistant. In the fall, Samsam will be teaching Intro to Screenprinting at Open Studio.

Her practice mainly utilizes the intaglio and screenprinting processes, focusing on the exploration of mark-making juxtaposed with representational imagery. Samsam describes art-making as a cathartic process that captures memories and significant moments that have shaped her outlook as both a person and an artist.


Open Studio's screenprinting area

Connect the dots references shapes picked up when using intaglio’s soft ground technique. The linework in this piece was inspired by irregular forms and shapes on the surface of the skin and wanting to explore the imagery in a more graphic form.

Initially taking inspiration from Connect the dots, my Murmuration piece is about connectivity. It is the merging of impressions, both of natural objects and irregular forms, to create a sense of movement as the individual pieces are in the process of meeting in the centre panel.

Samsam Elmi

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