Thursday, May 03, 2018

From the Archives

Long, long ago I started a teaching gig at the Columbia Art Center in Columbia, Maryland. I was invited to teach a drawing class. After the agreement was reached, I got a call from the Center. I was told that they had a silk screen class ready to begin, with students, but no teacher. Would I like to do it?

How could I say no? After all, I hired screen printers for some of my graphic design projects, so I knew in general what it was. However, I had never actually done screen printing myself. I told the Art Center of my (lack of) experience. But they were convinced I could do it...

And so my teaching career began.

The classes went very well, at least for me. I learned a lot and had a great time, and I was able to produce some prints that I still like very much.

This sample was a stencil cut print. After printing several and letting them dry, I then added watercolor.

I only taught the silk screen class for a year or so, but I have been teaching painting classes ever since.

Laurel and Hardy screen print with watercolor