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Today I took a class in screen printing and burned my first screen.  It is from an image of graffiti I found when I was in Paris in 2007. Besides a little screen filler needed for the mouth, to articulate it better, I think it turned out well.

 

Next week I will be screening this image on fabric, starting out with some simple materials like tshirt jersey, canvas, and maybe oversized notecards.  It is sure to be a lot messier than today.  The ink will be passing through the white sections of the screen. (first photo above) I am so excited to experiment with this process and the possibilities for using it in my art, printing on fabric for costumes, and making gifts.

 

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.