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Continuing Education at PAFA

Screenprinting and Beyond (In-Person)

with Shushana Rucker


Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects.  Note: Tuition includes $20 lab fee. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the screenprinting process.  
  • Students will acquire technical experience with screens, squeegees, ink, tools, and equipment.  
  • Students will learn basic screenprinting techniques including image development, coating and processing screens, mixing ink, and printing.  
  • Students will acquire technical expertise by way of printing various stencils from fine detail images to flat broad areas.  
  • Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper, signing and numbering editions appropriately.  
  • Students will learn the importance of image development through individual reviews and by exploring various possibilities with the process.  
  • Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills by way of individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers. 

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $595 (including lab fee). Select credit option when registering. 

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and at least one additional booster upon registration. Registrations lacking vaccine documentation or approved medical exemption one week after submission are subject to withdrawal. Requests for medical or religious exemptions must be approved by PAFA’s head of security. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See CE Policy Guide for complete COVID safety requirements and policies.  

Image:  Nancy B. Campbell, Okura, ca. 2000, Screenprint, ed. 8/9, 14 x 11 1/8 in. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Gift of Ofelia Garcia, 2017.56.3

Register by: January 27 

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Winter/Spring 2023 



  • Session 1: Feb 4 - Apr 8th, 2023
    Sat for 10 weeks from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Will run


    only 2 seats left

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

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