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Artist e Serigrapher / Pigment Workroom
Mario Nardulli, born in Bari in 1986, is co-founder of Pigment Workroom, their goal is to represent and promote young artists, illustrators and designers who are talented in their style and content. To do so, they promote urban participated art events since 2010, capable of providing a new aesthetic dimension to peripheral areas of the city, directly involving residents in the creative process. He has been interested in urban art since his young age, designing and curating various interventions in public spaces and not only.
Techincal Assistant / Pigment Workroom
Alessandro Moretti is part of Pigment Workroom, a multidisciplinary art print studio born and based in Bari. Their goal is to represent and promote young artists, illustrators and designers who are talented in their style and content. To do so, they promote urban participated art events since 2010, capable of providing a new aesthetic dimension to peripheral areas of the city, directly involving residents in the creative process.
Serigraphy allows to reproduce images on any material through the use of a photo-etched frame, which leaves the ink deposit through the open areas of its fabric, allowing the reproduction in series via the pressure that is exerted by the dampening system.
The serigraphy workshop, lasting 18 hours, enables people with or without graphics experience to learn one of the main tools of art print, cheaply developing its own project on paper and fabric, easily reproducible independently also with few resources.
The course aims at the theoretical and practical learning of the serigraphic printing process, the design development of an idea and the technical realization of visuals intended for posters and T-shirts printing.
We will show how from "do it yourself" you can soon get professional results with few resources but a lot of effort and passion.
We can divide our course into four stages:
☛ Historical and theoretical introduction: during the first morning participants will discover the stylistic evolution that Serigraphy lived in its centuries of history, up to the present day and the explanation of the technical process that will be used during the course;
☛ Design: in the afternoon, each participant will have the task of transforming your idea into a functional design to the silk-screen technique, undertaking a digitization and processing of files through software such as Illustrator and Photoshop and after print them on a transparent film;
☛ Pre-Print: an entire day dedicated to setting and etching of the frame. It then comes in the time to prepare the print area with a photosensitive gelatin, to impress ith lantern slides by applying the polish to the screen printing of the serigraphy fabric surface.
☛ Print: on the last day we’ll color our supports. It starts by defining the print area, putting the tape and the matrix, and then finally it’s time to print. Each student will have paper at will and two t-shirts.