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FDES 3108 Textile Design: Silk Screen
CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Art History
Other Subject Area: Fashion Design
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART 332 / FDES 3108
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90
Required Supplies: During orientation, students will receive a list of textbooks they are required to purchase. Students will be expected to provide their own supplies from a supply list. Instructors will supply the lists during the first week of classes. Students should not purchase any texts and/or supplies before orientation.
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, 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.