Intro to Screen Printing

instructor: Ashley Ortiz-Diaz

category: Printmaking, Myrtle Press

for: Adults, Teens

price: $100

Join us for this exciting two-day screen printing session where you will learn how to screen print using photo emulsion and your own design. Screen printing (also known as silk- screening) is the process in which ink is pushed through a mesh screen that is mounted in a frame and onto a porous surface like paper or fabric. In this two-day workshop, you will learn the basics of emulsion screen printing, from printing positives to exposing screens, and finally pulling a small edition of your own custom prints. Screen printing can be adapted to a multitude of purposes and is a great skill for any artist or creative to have at their disposal. When you sign up, start thinking of ideas and we’ll send more details about how to compose your design as the workshop approaches. This class is great for beginner printmakers and those who need a refresher on the basics of using emulsion. The atmosphere will be collaborative and supportive, so come as you are and take some new skills with you!

WHEN: Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24


WHERE: Myrtle Press inside Verge Center for the Arts

PRICE: $100 (all materials included)

WHO: Teens, Adults

INSTRUCTOR: Ashley Ortiz-Diaz

About the Instructor

Ashley Ortiz-Diaz has been a practicing printmaker for over 10 years and has taught collagraph, screen printing, relief, and color printmaking courses for the past 5 years. She has an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Florida and is committed to promoting and creating equitable community arts programs.

Community Standards

In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.

Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.