It Happened Here: Silk Screening
An artist named Kingi came and taught us to silkscreen different type of fabrics and clothes. It’s a very easy process with various steps.
Draw something of your liking, preferably using a black sharpie.
Prepare your screen by spreading photo emulsion.
Blow dry your screen and then you use light to transfer the image onto your screen.
After 5 min, wash the screen thoroughly.
Once it's dry, put your screen on the fabric of your choice. Spread whichever colour of fabric paint you wanted on your screen.
Lift your screen and Voila! Now you admire your design.
A funny moment that had occurred was when the instructor said to email her anytime and a little boy asked “even at night?” Another funny moment was when everyone kept forgetting to watch the time for 5 minutes, so we know when our screens are done. It was a rather cool experience, I would recommend to anyone. Teens, adults and kids would enjoy this.
Find a creative program at a library branch near you.