Screen Printing Basics: Meet the Press

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Some people pick up a t-shirt and think to themselves "this here t-shirt covers my lady / man bits, and it's clean. (Sniff) ... Yeah. It's clean. I think I'll wear it."

And others pick up a t-shirt and see a canvas upon which to display a piece of art. A social message, a look into the future or past, a way to say "I've been there, lived that."

If you're of the former camp, do your damn laundry, then come to this class. If you're of the latter camp, you're among friends.

This screen printing workshop for artists, hobbyists and the curious alike walks students through the typical day at a busy Chicago screen printing biz. You'll learn tips for how to start your own printing studio, or hacks for making fresh tees at home, including:

- The process of turning art into screens
- Dark room developing, emulsion & burning
- Color theory, prepping surfaces & determining inks
- Alignment, printing & drying practices
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Then, we'll put theory to practice by screen printing our own tees! We'll practice seeing the t-shirt as art with soft, cozy shirts as blank canvases, and each student will walk away with a two-color printed Chicago pride t-shirt perfect for repping at street fairs, festivals & concerts this summer.

Prerequisites

No prior screen - printing experience necessary!

What's Provided

2 Shirts, a Tote Bag, and all supplies necessary to print!

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Justin Moore

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Since 2009, Justin & Erin Moore have been manning the screen-printed ship as co-captains of Barrel Maker Printing, a Chicago based screen printing and apparel marketing company. They custom-print thousands of shirts and marketing merchandise each month for local companies and businesses across Chicagoland & beyond, specializing in keen design and hand printing for designers, retail stores, breweries, gyms & record labels.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Jessica M.
    Reviewed on 10/05/14

    Great class! Very informative and fun!

    Great class! Very informative and fun!

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    Rafael H.
    Reviewed on 03/18/14

    Instructors were great and you can tell they love what they do. I highly recommend this class.

    Instructors were great and you can tell they love what they do. I highly recommend this class.

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    Colin E.
    Reviewed on 03/02/14

    You can tell that these guys love what they do. Their passion shines throughout the class, and I can't recommend it enough. They walked us through the entire process, and then set us loose on the machines...I had a great time.

    You can tell that these guys love what they do. Their passion shines throughout the class, and I can't recommend it enough. They walked us through the entire process, and then set us loose on the machines...I had a great time.

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    Sourma K.
    Reviewed on 02/28/14

    I was so happy to attend this workshop, it helped give me a great idea as to how much work goes into screen printing, who knew!?! It also gives me confidence to being able to take what I've learned and do it myself - eventually.

    I was so happy to attend this workshop, it helped give me a great idea as to how much work goes into screen printing, who knew!?! It also gives me confidence to being able to take what I've learned and do it myself - eventually.

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    Krissy C.
    Reviewed on 02/24/14

    Wonderful class! Perfect amount of time and information. Walked away with 2 Chicago t-shirts and a tote bag. Awesome deal!

    Wonderful class! Perfect amount of time and information. Walked away with 2 Chicago t-shirts and a tote bag. Awesome deal!

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    Maren M.
    Reviewed on 02/24/14

    This was awesome! Super informative and fun! The teachers were great!

    This was awesome! Super informative and fun! The teachers were great!

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    Victoria S.
    Reviewed on 02/24/14

    This was a great class to dabble in. Justin and Erin were very welcoming and shared their knowledge of the process in an easy to understand way. The designs were fun, and I'm very excited to show off what I made! I HIGHLY recommend taking this class!

    This was a great class to dabble in. Justin and Erin were very welcoming and shared their knowledge of the process in an easy to understand way. The designs were fun, and I'm very excited to show off what I made! I HIGHLY recommend taking this class!

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    Marisa I.
    Reviewed on 08/31/13

    I was really excited to try screen printing. I had never done it before and really had no concept of what the process involved. But as soon as I saw a class pop up on dabble, I signed us up right away.

    It was great- I learned about the process, got my hands dirty, and left with an awesome t-shirt and a fun tote.

    I was really excited to try screen printing. I had never done it before and really had no concept of what the process involved. But as soon as I saw a class pop up on dabble, I signed us up right away.

    It was great- I learned about the process, got my hands dirty, and left with an awesome t-shirt and a fun tote.

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    Lucia M.
    Reviewed on 05/07/13

    Class information was appropriate, not too technical or basic. I learned a bit about screen printing and had fun in the process. The length of the class was perfect.

    Class information was appropriate, not too technical or basic. I learned a bit about screen printing and had fun in the process. The length of the class was perfect.

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    Anthony P.
    Reviewed on 05/07/13

    Good class and friendly staff. Could have been more hands on but the process is simple enough that some steps can be skipped. A good exposure at the screen printing technique at a fair price.

    Good class and friendly staff. Could have been more hands on but the process is simple enough that some steps can be skipped. A good exposure at the screen printing technique at a fair price.

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    The Green S.
    Reviewed on 04/29/13

    It was a great class and a wonderful experience!

    It was a great class and a wonderful experience!

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    Monica D.
    Reviewed on 04/28/13

    I really enjoyed this intro to screen printing. The instructors were more than happy to answer and and all questions. And you left with a real basic but thorough understanding of the process. Well done!

    I really enjoyed this intro to screen printing. The instructors were more than happy to answer and and all questions. And you left with a real basic but thorough understanding of the process. Well done!

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