Old Dominion’s AIGA organization will host a screen printing workshop to inform students of the process taught in the highly sought after printing class. Those who attend the event will be taught the basic screen printing process.
ODU AIGA co-president Sabrina Bryan describes the process as straight forward. “They sell little kits online,” Bryan said. The event will cover developing screens and the process of printing the image on the shirt. ODU AIGA advisor and graphic design professor, Ivanete Blanco, helped set up the organization for the graphic design students to learn more about design outside of the classroom. “It will be a basic one-color print introduction but Clay [McGlamory] will go over the process of making a screen,” said Blanco.
The idea for the event came about from student interest expressed during an alternative print processes workshop held last semester. “We tried to think of things that graphic designers pay for but don’t know how to do. It’s things they pay extra money for, you can do very easily at home with kits,” Bryan said.
Bryan’s hopes for the event are “to concentrate on things away from the computer. People so often think that [designers] just sit at a computer all day.” Jessica Gibson, co-president of ODU AIGA, added that this workshop will “enrich their understanding on different processes.”
Bryan hopes to have a bigger turn out to this event due to the high interest in the screen print class. “There was a really good turnout [at the last event] and we hope that there continues to be a good turnout,” Gibson said.
The event will be in the Visual Arts Building in room 133 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. Students who attend the event are asked to bring a light colored t-shirt to print on. David Shields, graphic design professor, created the design to help advertise the graphic design department. The image can be found on the ODU GD Facebook page.
For those interested in being part of the ODU AIGA, log into Orgsync and look for updates on their page. They also hold meetings every first and third Thursday of the month in VAB 211.
By: Megan Jefferson