Silkscreen Printmaking

Jonathan Palmer
Monday–Thursday, June 15–July 10

9:30 am–12:30 pm | Studios 1 + 2

No prerequisite.

Learn to combine various forms of imagery such as drawing and digital photography through layering, playing with ink transparency, and printing on a wide range of surfaces. You will learn how to prepare your screen to print, including coating with light-sensitive emulsion, exposing your screen, as well as how to register multi-layered images, and print on a variety of surfaces—from paper to plexiglass to fabric. Lectures, group discussion, and in-class demonstrations will give you a historical understanding of screenprinting as a printmaking art form as you work to complete a final personal project.


Jonathan Palmer received his BFA in Painting and Printmaking graduating cum laude from Syracuse University in 1992. In 2013, he graduated from RISD with an MFA in Printmaking. Palmer has exhibited throughout the United States, including in New York City, San Francisco, Providence, Mendocino, and internationally in Japan. His work is included in the print collections of Syracuse University, Yale University, and dozens of private collections. Using printmaking, cut paper, found materials, glass casting, bio-mimicry, video, and installation, Jonathan incorporates a wide array of techniques in order to achieve his goals. 

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