Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 90
Course Number: 332
Department: Textile Design
Prerequisite: none

Course description:

Silkscreen-textile printing and design is an introduction to the various techniques and processes of silkscreen printing as well as textile design course. Silkscreen techniques cover paper and lacquer cut stencils, direct block out and an emphasis on photographic emulsion techniques using both hand drawn acetates and photographs with lithfilm or diffusion transfer film and photocopy collage. Instruction is given in procedures and equipment use, darkroom procedures, color theory and ink mixing and registration techniques for printing on fabrics. Assignments are oriented toward textile surface design problems covering various systems for design repetition. Weekly homework assignments are given on different design themes all put into repetition and, from these, the designs for actual printing will be selected. A notebook of design resource is kept.

Meet the Faculty: Prof. Kathleen Knippel
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Kathleen Knippel received her BA in Fine Art and Art Education from California State University, Los Angeles in 1965 and continued on to complete her MFA in Textile Arts with them in 1967. She is co-owner of Art Studio Fuji, school of jewelry making and textile design, in Florence. Knippel is a textile artist who combines her textile works with surface design, sewing and textile sculpture.


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