The Illustrated Poster

The Screen Printing courses focus on the multiple techniques available to students in creating unique graphic images with this versatile stencil process. Students will explore the use of hand drawn as well as digital approaches to making a series of editioned prints and/or unique applications which consider the use of color, layering, transparency and opacity. The class will also introduce the potential for screen printing to be applied to a variety of mediums and surfaces, such as painting, photography and collage. Additional materials fee will apply.

This comprehensive and rigorous studio class will design and produce a set of hand made posters, blending image and typography to communicate ideas, events or political causes.This studio will be a crash-course in illustrated poster design as well as a complete introduction to the screen printing process. Students will develop Photoshop, Illustrator and screen printing skills, including both hand created film separations of colors as well as digital film output through Oakland's Digital Fine Arts Studio. Additional outside studio time will be required to complete the assigned poster projects. Basic tointermediate computer knowledge and access to a laptop computer is strongly recommended. Additional materials fee will be charged.