Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Screen Printing symbols with Ryan McGinness

DISCUSSION: What is a symbol? (9:45-10)

A picture tells a location or idea
What picture do you look for if you are tring to find a bathroom?
What symbols says love?
What symbols say I have and idea?
What symbol says good luck?
What symbol says I am happy?
Screen Printing: 
You are going to get a screen in a minute 
Right now the entire screen is closed
You are going to get a pencil and open some of the screen to create a picture
When you put paint on the screen the paint will only come through your scratch
                      Marks to make your drawing
This is how they art on t-shirts
(Example of his work below)
American artist, 
living and working in New York City
He grew up in the surf and skate culture of Virginia Beach, Virginia
studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. 
During college, he worked at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant. 
Known for his original extensive vocabulary of graphic drawings which use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary iconography, 
McGinness creates paintings, sculptures, and environments.
PROJECT:  (10:00-10:30)
Step 1: Pick a symbol that best describes you today
Step2: using a pencil scratch that symbol onto your screen
Step3: place it on your t-shirt exactly where you want it to be
Step4: pick an acrylic paint color
Step5: Apply paint to your screen 
Step6: Pull up your screen to reveal your picture on your shirt
Step7: decide if you want more of the same print in the same or diff colors
Scratch screen print from dick blick 
White t-Shirt 
Acrylic paint

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