Masaha

Micro-Residency: Silkscreen

Jan 22. 2023 -Feb 18. 2023

Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall - Riyadh

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Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall - Riyadh

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Photography as screen print.

The silkscreen micro-residency is a rare opportunity for photographers to expand their artistic practice.

This four-week, hands-on introduction to screen printing is instructed in Arabic and English, focusing on learning and experimentation with traditional silkscreen and related art techniques. Guided by a master screen printer, the residency will take place at a state-of-the-art screen-printing studio with access to

  • A darkroom

  • Exposure unit

  • Printing stations with hinge clamps 

  • Dozens of screens

  • Drying equipment 

Residents are provided with limited inks, emulsions, transparencies, and other supplies needed.

This residency is a comprehensive, process-based program with guidance and mentorship for a better understanding of the conceptual approaches to the art making process. The program aims for residents to understand the principles of silkscreen, experiment with a survey of printmaking techniques and their use in printing mediums through different techniques with the aim of producing an artwork. 

Residents will exhibit their final project at the end of the residency in a showcase.

Who’s it for?
Photographers looking to expand their practice by learning screen printing techniques.

Residents Receive:

  • Access to screen printing facilities and studio space 

  • Technical assistance and production support Curatorial support 

  • Materials budget (printmaking papers and ink)

  • Micro-residency Showcase

  • General Program Overview: 

1.    Four weeks of instruction (12 hours per week)

  • Concept development 

  • Concept research, with access to the Masaha Reference Library

  • Portfolio development 

  • One crit session 

2.    Two technique masterclasses

  • Photo print

  • CMYK print

3.    Weekly individual and group mentorship sessions
 

Useful Information

Week One (Theory)

Sunday

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Introduction to Studio Tools and Equipment

Monday

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Silkscreen Printing Techniques

Tuesday

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Project Presentations and Budgeting

Wednesday

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Prepping Artwork for Screen Printing  

Thursday

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Art Writing: Artist’s Statement

One-to-One sessions editing residents’ artist’s statements. Residents will gain an essential skill required of any artist; this session offers resources that can be applied time and again for those lacking confidence in their writing abilities.

 

Week Two (Practical)

Sunday and Monday

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Masterclass: Photo Print

Introduces residents to halftone system, the reprographic technique that simulates continuous-tone imagery using dots, varying either in size or in spacing, generating a gradient-like effect.

Tuesday

Studio Practice

Wednesday

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Art Writing: Artist’s Statement

One-to-One sessions editing residents’ artist’s statements. Residents will gain an essential skill required of any artist; this session offers resources that can be applied time and again for those lacking confidence in their writing abilities.

Thursday

Studio Practice

 

Week Three (Practical)

Sunday and Monday

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Masterclass: CMYK Print

CMYK is a four-color process that produces full color images through halftone separation. With cyan, magenta, yellow, and black as the key colors, residents will be able to create full color images.

Tuesday

Artist Mentorship Sessions

Wednesday

Crit Session

Thursday

Studio Practice

 

Week Four (Production)

Sunday – Thursday

Studio Practice