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Hosted by Melissa Dettloff (Hooray Forever)
Sunday October 20th from 12pm to 5pm
Your pet deserves 15 minutes of fame! And a custom-made portrait!
Learn the basics of screen printing and create a special portrait of your favorite furry friend. During this 5 hour make & take workshop, Melissa will teach you how to create a set of multi-layered screen prints, similar in style and technique to the portraits made by Andy Warhol. These custom 8x10 prints will be created using your own photo. After you register, we’ll email you with instructions. You’ll be asked to submit your photo via email before the workshop. Nothing fancy needed - cell phone photos will work fine!
This workshop is great for any skill level. Beginners will learn screen printing basics while those with more experience can deepen their skills as we cover techniques such as: making images for screens without a darkroom using the stencil method, printing split fountains/rainbow rolls, printing halftone images, and registering multiple colors. Come in feeling loose and easy - we’ll be making decisions on the fly, layer by layer, and making it up as we go!
Everyone will take home twelve 8x10 prints!
8 x 10 inch Mutual Adoration frames will be available in the shop at a 20% discount for workshop attendees!
Aprons will be provided, but please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Screen printing ink will stain your clothing.
About the instructor:
Melissa Dettloff is a Detroit illustrator who has been screen printing since 2001. She prints posters, cards, fabric, zines, and more for her label Hooray Forever. Almost everything she makes has a dog on it.
+ No experience necessary.
+ This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.
+ All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.
+ Refreshments will be served.
+ Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.
POST Workshop Details:
+ All workshops are held at POST, located at 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215
+ On-street parking is free and plentiful. Our exterior is well-lit and secure.
+ Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in before the class begins. The shop will be open for browsing and buying.
+ Let us know if you have a need for any accommodations that we can plan for in advance. Although we have 2 small steps at the front entry, our side door is wheelchair accessible. Our workshops are held in a production studio setting, but we will attempt to make the space functional for those with physical limitations, special needs, severe allergies, etc. Please be in touch if you have any questions.
+ Upon arrival, please check in with POST staff. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the workshop. POST assumes no liability for accidents or injuries. Create at your own risk.
+ All are welcome here. This is a safe space for learning, creating, and connecting. Bigotry, misogyny, rude/inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Workshop registration fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible. Seats are limited and the projects/materials are carefully planned to accommodate a certain number of students. If you cannot attend and you give us at least 7 days notice, we will issue a credit for the full amount of your registration fee. The credit may be applied towards a workshop of your choosing. The credit is good for a one-time transfer and will expire 90 days after the original workshop date.
If you do not provide us with 7 days notice before canceling, you will not be given a credit however, your seat may be transferred to a friend. Please let us know if someone will be coming in your place.
If a workshop is cancelled by POST for any reason (weather, illness, etc) we will contact all students and issue refunds for the full amount of the registration fee.
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