Intro to Screen Printing
The beauty of screen printing is that if it is flat, you can print on it, including wood, metal, fabric, plastic and paper. It is a versatile medium used to quickly and cheaply make multiples of your artwork. This 4-hour class walks students through the creation of a two-color print from start to finish, including how to coat, expose, wash, and reclaim screens, printing posters, and maintaining a clean working environment.
Starter kit: $425 - includes 3 months of membership with print shop access, a $375 value!
T-Shirt Basics: Screenprinting
Learn how to print your own small production run of T-shirts using ADX's 4-color press! Building on the basics covered in Intro to Screenprinting, this course will cover the production process behind printing a multi-color design onto shirts, napkins, and most any small-to-medium sized fabrics.
Printing Press Basics
In this 3-hour class we introduce traditional printmaking methods of relief, intaglio, and letterpress printing. Our beautiful press (Gloria) was custom designed and built in-house and is capable of achieving the necessary pressure for most printmaking techniques. Using a variety of pre-cut blocks made by hand, CNC, and laser, this class shows the versatility of a rolling-bed printing press. Monoprinting, chine-collé, and the printing of found-objects are also discussed and demonstrated. Students will leave class with the operational knowledge of the press, some example prints they created, and the inspiration to make their own blocks and print almost anything on paper!
Japanese Woodcut Watercolor Prints
Japanese woodcut techniques date back to the 8th century when printing methods were shared by Chinese Buddhist temples. The traditional tools and techniques have not changed since then and are now taught worldwide. Quick to learn but difficult to master, Japanese Woodcut Printmaking is a safe and economical way to make unique handmade works of art. You’ll leave class with a block you carved, prints you printed, and the knowledge you need to practice at home. This relief printing technique is done entirely by hand and with minimal tools; this makes it possible to complete prints from start to finish nearly anywhere!
Pattern Printing Series
In this 2-class series you'll learn how to create a repeating pattern using a variety of media, and how to print that pattern onto a flat surface, designing your own textiles or wallpaper! Patterns on fabric can be used for garments, upholstery, tapestries, curtains, and much more, leading to many potential projects that utilize the various shops at ADX. This challenging but fun buddy-printing technique builds on the principles learned in Intro to Screenprinting, so sign up with a friend and get inspired together! You'll leave class with a section of patterned fabric that you helped print!
ADX gift Certificates
Give the gift of making with a gift certificate to our shop! Gift certificates can be used towards any ADX product or service. You can also purchase a gift certificate for our Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go to qualified applicants that have been approved by ADX staff.
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Jumpstart your experience with the ADX Starter Kit!
This package includes 3 months of Membership and 1 Introduction Class of your choice. This package gives you access to thousands of dollars worth of tools, an opportunity to learn new skills in a safe and inclusive community environment, and the room to explore your creativity with your fellow humans. All you need is a little curiosity and the courage to get started!
There are only 50 ADX Starter Kits available for a limited time only at $425.
That is over 40% savings!
Just go to the Intro Class of your choice and choose Starter Kit Promo!