Screen Printing: On the Cheap
$800, July 2010
This Do-It-Yourself book project is about screen printing out of your own apartment and designing a semi-professional shop on a modest to no-budget. Taking cumulative knowledge from professionals, artists and entrepreneurs throughout Minneapolis, this is the most comprehensive "how to" book to be written on the subject of screen printing at home. Due to release in fall of 2010, Screen Printing: On the Cheap is an educational contribution to the art community and demonstrates a direct alternative to an outrageously expensive facility and traditional education.
How will your project manifest at the next FEAST, to be held in approximately 12 weeks?
Excerpts from each chapter of the book will be shared the night of. This includes textual content, illustrations and design. The t-shirt press detailed in the book will be presented and used the night of. In spirit of this DIY method, guests will be encouraged to pull their very own print on site.
How will you use funding towards the realization of your project?
We will use the FEAST money to fund printing costs of Screen Printing: On the Cheap. Thus far we have raised funds through donations at summer events where we have offered on-site screen printing. This has allowed us to fund immediate needs and build community although the FEAST grant would be instrumental in making this project actually happen.
Why is this project critical to the community?
This project empowers the reader by teaching self-reliance. It shares first-hand knowledge about bringing ideas to fruition within one's own living space. As educated artists, we have been conditioned to rely on making art in facilities we simply cannot afford. This book demonstrates a sustainable way to make reproducible art outside of the traditional educational institution.