Category Archives: screen printing

Screen printing process video

Here is a quick stop-motion film I made screen printing the piece at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative for the Blue Moon Artist Series…


Artwork for Blue Moon Brewing Artist Series

I have some exciting news!

My screen print has been selected as one of 20 pieces nation-wide to be featured on Blue Moon Artist Series labels, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Blue Moon Brewing Co. Here is the original print:

Blue Moon Symphony, 2015

Now featured on a limited-edition Blue Moon Artist Series label…
Blue Moon Artist Series, bottle

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So, there is a little contest to this…
To support me and my work, please visit Blue Moon’s fb page and simply * LIKE * my piece:
here is the link – http://on.fb.me/1KDop7Q

The top 10 pieces with highest number of likes are eligible for an award. The contest goes through end of August, so feel free to share too. I sincerely appreciate your support, thank you!

Check out some of the process from creating the print…

blue moon process, pencil

blue moon process, ink

blue moon process, ink detail

glisic, Blue Moon Symphony print

via instagram:
#BlueMoon20Years
#ArtfilledFriday

Grasshopper

glisic, 'grasshopper', 2015

 
A new print from a collection of screen prints inspired by insects and seasons.

I really enjoyed designing this image, particularly researching and sketching the many patterns and geometry of grasshoppers.

The final is a 27″ x 21″ three-color screen print on Stonehenge paper. It was initially hand drawn in pen and ink, then screen printed in a limited edition of 20. Close-ups and initial process roughs are below.
It is now available in my etsy shop :)
 

'grasshopper' detail
 
'grasshopper' detail
 
color tests
 
grasshopper, rough sketch
 

‘Nutcracker’ illustrations in the Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature

Just received my contributor copies of the Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature!  It is a large, bright anthology of classic children’s stories, adaptated by various contemporary artists and illustrators. Edited by Russ Kick, out now from Seven Stories Press.

Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, cover

Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, book

It was VERY hard to choose which story to adapt, but I finally decided to go with “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”. I have always loved the Tchaikovsky ballet, the costumes and the characters. While researching, I learned that the ballet was actually based on the short story by Alexander Dumas, which was actually a re-write of an earlier version by E.T.A Hoffmann, a German writer and composer. The original, written in 1816, is much darker, stranger, and more interesting than the later Dumas version. So of course I had to illustrate the original :)

These began as brush and ink drawings, which were digitally colored for the publication. I later decided to make the images into screen prints. You can see the original handprinted editions on my etsy page

The Battle between Dolls and Mice, detail

The Nutcracker and Doll Kingdom, spread

Seven-Headed Mouse King and The Battle between Dolls and Mice, spread

The Capital

New printmaking classes starting soon!

It’s the dead of winter, come hang in the printshop!

I’m excited to announce a new line-up of classes starting soon… Learn to print, make cool stuff, bring a buddy and some tunes to share :-)

follow the links for more info and to register…

Introduction to Relief Printmaking at Lillstreet Art Center:

2 – 5pm Saturdays, April 11 – May 9

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Screenprinting Explorations at Spudnik Press:

6 – 8:30pm Tuesdays, March 10 – May 28

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Intro to Printmaking at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative:

6 – 9pm Mondays, March 30 – May 4

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Relief & Screenprinting at Lillstreet

For anyone interested in an overview of screen printing and relief techniques, I will be teaching a new class at Lillstreet Art Center for their Early Winter schedule:

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Relief & Screenprinting Combo
Multi-Level, 5 weeks
Saturdays, Nov 22 – Dec 20, 2014
3 – 6 pm

Learn the basics of two processes in one class: relief and screenprinting. Students will translate their designs into original prints in both mediums. Fundamentals including carving, inking, printing linoleum blocks and exposing images to screens will be covered. Additional time will be spent choosing ink, mixing ink colors and selecting tools. Hand and press printing will be demonstrated for relief.

More info & register

New Classes Start Soon

This spring, I will be teaching two new classes at a couple of wonderful print studios in Chicago. If you have been curious about screen printing, or learning more about printmaking in general, please follow the links below for more info and to register. Also, if you know anyone who might be interested in signing up for a class or private lesson, please feel free to share… thank you! And of course you can always contact me for any questions :)

Intro to Screenprinting on PaperBegins Saturday, January 11th!

8 weeks on Saturdays, 10am – 12:30pm at Spudnik Press

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Gain basic screenprinting skills for printing onto paper. This class teaches a wide range of skills, including working from basic handmade stencils to using photo emulsion, mixing ink, and creating an edition of clean, sharp, prints. By the end of the class, students will choose an independent project that could be anything from a set of greeting cards to a gig poster, fine-art print, or components for a zine. Students will need to supply all paper for independent projects. All other supplies will be provided.

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Intro to Printmaking – Begins Monday, February 24th ($20 OFF if you register by Jan 15th)

6 weeks on Mondays, 6 – 9pm at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

intro to print

This six-week course offers an introduction to a range of printmaking techniques with which to produce original work. Students will learn and explore many types of printmaking, including screen printing, relief, monotype, and intaglio. Works will be printed with the press and by hand. This course is a general introduction to many of the processes available at CPC, as well as a great refresher course. Some materials are included and a supply list will be provided on the first day.

NEW! ‘The Nutcracker’ Screen prints

I’ve been busy in the studio, finishing up a new collection of screen prints.

These four new prints are based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King”. The illustrations were completed for a graphic anthology of classic children’s stories, coming out in Spring 2015 from Seven Stories Press, New York.

I chose The Nutcracker, because the original story by Hoffmann is actually much darker and weirder than the later, more well-known version by Dumas.

Below is a peek at some of the process. The images are originally drawn in brush & india ink, then screen printed by hand in four ink colors in limited editions.

These are now available for purchase in my etsy shop ~ and make great handmade, holiday gifts too! :)

Check it out here: * The Nutcracker Collection on Etsy *

Nutcracker & The Capital prints
screen pull
first color
The Mouse King
The Seven-Headed Mouse King
The Doll Kingdom
The Doll Kingdom
Doll Kingdom, detail
The Doll Kingdom (detail)
The Nutcracker, printing
printing The Nutcracker, final color