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Screen Print II: Drawing and Color Separations

Instructor: Liz Bannish

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January 20-21, 2024, from 10AM – 4PM

2-day workshop, Saturday & Sunday

Class size 4-6, All Levels

$275 Members, $325 Non-members

When drawing is incorporated with screenprint, it offers the artist the distinct benefit of interchangeable options of composition and color. The results can be as bold or ethereal as the artist chooses. As a process, it can be embraced both by those artists who plan ahead as well as by those who work more freely. In this workshop, participants will create a multi-color screenprint using hand-applied methods, including drawing on acetate, stenciling, drawing fluid, and screen filler. We will cover tenets of registration, screen preparation and care, darkroom work, and color theory. And, we may get into extra mischief such as rainbow blends to add extra punch! This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels, so newcomers as well as seasoned printmakers are welcome.

This class is part 2 of a series on 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 screenprinting can be used 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 to hone your full screen printing toolbox of knowledge!

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: Terri Garneau