Kelley and I attended the first ever Ryonet Silk Screening Academy in Los Angeles, CA. During the class we were instructed on the basics of artwork, screen preparation, and printing. In the darkroom we learned a lot about how to properly put emulsion on screens, burn designs, wash out images, and even degrease the screens prior to use. In the classroom we learned how to get artwork ready using Corel Draw and Illustrator and Photoshop, what different screen mesh sizes mean and how this affects production, and even how sublimation works! In the printing room, we learned the differences between water-based ink and Plastisol and what the advantages are of each one. We printed many different designs as you will see in the video.