Silkscreen Some New Duds
Location: Print and Clay Studio
Room: Print Studio
Jul 12-Aug 16, 2011
Meets 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Level: All Levels
(Member Discount Available)
Status: This program is completed
Local silkscreen legend, Torrey Valyou, co-owner of New Duds, will show you how to design and print t-shirts, posters, fine art and more! Students will learn a variety of techniques for transferring and printing images using hand-drawn, photographic or borrowed imagery. Learn how to apply photo emulsion, how to use a silkscreen exposure unit and how to mix and print images using water-based inks. Cost includes over 20 hours per week of open studio hours for class work. No experience necessary! Materials list will be provided, some materials included.
Instructor -- Torrey Valyou
TORREY VALYOU is an art based screen printer born and raised in northern Vermont. With an early emphasis on drawing and illustration, he received his Bachelor of Arts from UVM in 2007. In his last semester there Torrey took his first screen printing class and instantly fell in love with the art form. After graduation Torrey worked in the commercial screen printing industry for a couple years. He started New Duds, an art based screen printing and fabric goods company, with his wife Tessa in January 2008. The business now has a workshop in Colchester, Vermont where Torrey is able to have a fully hands on, creative workspace. See Torrey’s work at www.newduds.net .
- One pre-stretched silk screen (Any size smaller than 20x24”, 230 screen mesh size. Check out victoryfactory.com for good selection and prices). Metal frames work well.
- Surfaces to print on (paper, fabric, t-shirts, etc.) – you don’t need these for the first class, you can decide what you want to print on as your projects develop.
- Acetate (a clear paper, victoryfactory.com sells ink-jet friendly transparencies). Size 8.5 x 11” works in our printer. Anything larger you will have to have printed somewhere else at additional costs.
- All other materials will be provided for you!