I took an Andy Warhol inspired trip into the world of screen printing at the DCA a week ago on Saturday. This one day class was an introduction to screen printing and a lot of fun. My chosen image was Kermit the frog (they had a pile of images to chose from and my friend Andrea and I both chose Kermit).
We learned about the screen printing process and went through various stages of painting on a non-permeable ink to act as a barrier to the paint, choosing the colours to print with, to create our own image, before the photographic image itself was magically transferred to a screen and printed on top of our work.
According to Wikipedia, the original screen meshes were made with human hair! I am so glad we've moved on to man-made materials.
Kermit's eyes drying!