Pump Up the Volume with Silkscreen

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Pump Up the Volume with Silkscreen

With Jamie-Lee Girodat

Halftones — who needs ’em!? Instead, build your silk-screening know-how to create depth without using digital processes.

This workshop will cover a very brief refresher of the silkscreen process (such as coating and exposing your screen, as well as registering and pulling your prints) before diving deep into hand-drawing and exposure techniques to help define volume in print. Skills learned will include creating stencils with rubylith (a specialized film used for various printing techniques), as well as developing tone through posterization — a process where you layer multiple exposures of hand-drawn stencils to create volume in your printed imagery.

Please note, this course is intended for participants with a base-knowledge and some experience with screen printing who want to take their skills to the next step. This is an excellent followup to our intro to Screen Printing or Fabric Fundamentals Lab workshop, or if you’re looking for a refresher after learning silkscreen basics in the past.

Instructor: Jamie-Lee GirodatDuration: 3-Day WorkshopDates: July 25, Aug 1 and 8, 2023Times: 6 – 8:30pm

The instructor will cover:

  • A brief refresher of the screen printing process.
  • Advanced drawing techniques for silkscreen.
  • Building layers using rubylith film.
  • Using floating stencils of newsprint to block out areas while printing.
  • Posterization through combining multiple exposures of the same image.

Cost: $220, prices not subject to GST

For more information and to register, visit form.jotform.com.


  • Class limited to 5 participants
  • Adults 18+ years old

Instructor bio:

Jamie-Lee Girodat completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Alberta. Her interest in genetic history, health, and ethics informs her practice in print media, drawing, and animation. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and was recently a contract Assistant Professor at the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick.

For more information about Jamie-Lee Girodat, visit jamieleegirodat.com.

Contact programming@albertaprintmakers.com or visit albertaprintmakers.com for more information.

With Jamie-Lee Girodat | July 25, August 1 and August 8, 2023

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