The 2020 Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Melissa Haviland

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, Melissa Haviland’s exhibition was moved to a virtual format. Haviland created new work for the exhibition, recorded audio descriptions for each of the five installations, and filmed a series of how-to screen print videos.

Screen printing with Melissa Haviland

Learn basic screen printing while adding printed elements to garments. Over this series of four videos, learn how to produce cut paper stencils, expose them to a screen, and print them using blend pulls and additional stenciling to make a unique garment.

Coating a Screen

Melissa Haviland demonstrates the process of applying wet emulsion to a screen. List of supplies included.

Making Positives for Screen Printing

Melissa Haviland describes the many ways to create a design for screen printing, including digital prints, stencils, and direct drawing.

Exposing a Screen

Melissa Haviland demonstrates how to expose your screen to add your design to your coated screen.

Printing Garments

Melissa Haviland sets up a t-shirt for screen printing then uses a blend of colors.

The Gallery has a limited amount of supplies for educational organizations to experiment with screen printing based on these videos. After viewing the videos, if your organization would like to learn more, email with your name, organization, and number of participants/students.

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Material Matters: Past, Present, Future

The Gallery at Penn College is hosting a series of exhibitions focusing on artists working with materials from Pennsylvania’s history. The Material Matters series may include steel, wood, paper, or fiber, or current and future materials, such as plastics, glass, or electronics. The solo exhibitions focus on emerging and mid-career visual artists, and are accompanied by public programming, including workshops.

There is no cost for workshops in the Material Matters series.

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