Open Tuesday 9am-5pm

Screen Print I: Watercolor Monotype

Instructor: Liz Bannish

December 9, from 10AM – 4PM

1-day workshop, Saturday

Class size 4-6, All Levels

$160 Members, $210 Non-members

Register Now – price increases $25 on Nov. 25

Learn screen printing and monotype printmaking at once in this one-day workshop! Using watercolors with screen printing allows the artist to achieve a full color print quickly, and also introduces a new way to experience the paint itself. Printing with watercolors can capture the character of your mark in crisper detail than is often achieved with direct painting, and can appear as delicate or rich as the artist needs. The benefits of using a screen for watercolor painting are especially clear as the artist is also able to erase the image quite easily! We will use screen filler to arrive at concepts of stenciling and blocking out, and practice printing skills when paintings are finished and the time comes to print your work to paper. This is a great introduction to screen printing, as it offers all the foundations of the medium, in a quicker presentation. This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels, so newcomers as well as seasoned printmakers are welcome.

This class is part 1 of a series of 3 topics in screen printing methods. See our Workshops page for the other classes! In this series, CCP Shop Manager Liz Bannish will guide artists through demonstrations and skill-building exercises to introduce the various ways hand-made screens can be combined to print multi-color images. Whether you are new or experienced in printmaking, screen printing is a crowd favorite. It offers accessibility and immediacy to the beginner, and can support complex motifs for those who seek a challenge. Pick one topic that interests you, or take the whole series and collect them all!

All materials included.

Questions? Please email Workshop Coordinator Toni Miraldi at

LIZ BANNISH lives and works in Norwalk, CT as Studio Manager and Collaborative Printer for the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She earned her BFA in Printmaking and Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2011 with her award-winning show of stone lithographs. Afterward, she served as an intern for Zea Mays Printmaking, bringing their research in non-toxic printmaking to SGC San Francisco in 2013. She served as Printmaking and Photo Technician for Smith College in Northampton, MA for five years, running their printmaking studio, letterpress studio, photo darkrooms, and OSHA compliance programs. Liz has trained with masters Barry Moser (Pennyroyal Press), Peter Pettengill (Wingate Studios), and Liz Chalfin (Zea Mays Printmaking). Her personal work spans the media of sustainable and traditional printmaking and includes relief, etching, lithography, and alternative photography. When not getting her hands inky, Liz dives for the local aquarium.

Image Credit: Liz Bannish