It's been a while since we last taught Turn Your Photos into Thermofax Screens at Artistic Artifacts. We are on the schedule for Saturday, March 7, from 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, and would love for you to join us! It is not necessary to have taken our screen printing class previously; this is a stand alone class. If you haven't taken our screen printing class, we will be teaching that in May. So taking the Photoshop class first would give you some time to prepare your own photos to turn into screens that you might then use in the printing class. Read on to learn more about this class.
We will show you how to use Photoshop Elements to convert a photo to a black and white image suitable for creating a Thermofax screen that can then be used in your art quilts or mixed media work. In the photo above, you see the original photo of a sunflower, that flower converted to a black & white image, and then the screen used to print on fabric. In this 3 hour class you will practice with some of our photos first and then work with your own to see how you can incorporate your own unique imagery into your work without concerns about copyright. We'll also give you tips for taking photographs to make this process easier. Soon you'll be looking at things with screen images in mind. If you're in driving distance of the metropolitan DC area, come join us on March 7!
Note: While your own laptop and copy of Photoshop Elements are preferred, you can share one of our laptops if you don't have one, and download a trial copy of Photoshop Elements to try for 30 days before purchasing. Send us an email at pgfiber2art @ gmail dot com if you have questions.