Contrary to popular depiction, screenprinting does not involve wearing a white T-shirt during a full-speed run through an ink-covered screen door. Prepare for the impact of new knowledge with today’s Groupon to Gowanus Print Lab. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get a BYOB screenprinting class for one (an $80 value).
- For $65, you get a BYOB screenprinting class for two (a $160 value).
- For $95, you get a BYOB screenprinting class for four (a $320 value).
Available classes include:
* Converse printing class
* T-shirt printing class
* Skate-deck printing class
* Stationery printing class
Students must provide their artwork in advance to allow instructors to properly prepare each screen. While the studio sells blank apparel for in-class artistry, students should also come equipped with their own shoes, skate decks, or extra T-shirts for printing upon arrival for class.
Gowanus Print Lab empowers its neighborhood and patrons to print dancing visions and dreamed-up images to almost any surface within its massive, fully equipped facilities. Templates designed to specifically fit each shoe size translate personal artwork onto Converse during three-hour sessions, preventing them from ever sneaking away undetected on someone else’s foot. Graphically emblazon T-shirts with a single-color design, or explore colorful dualities with a two-tone print atop skate decks. Custom-printed stationery bears tidings that store-bought cards never accurately convey, such as heartfelt wishes to Pop Pop on his 80th birthday or an itemized list of reasons why it’s time to break up with one’s accountant.
Gowanus Print Lab invites students to subsidize their learning experience by bringing a bit of their favorite beverages along, lubricating the senses before dealing with emulsions, inks, or the intuitive interfaces found in the Mac computer lab. The vast workspace sports artistically graffitied walls stretching away beneath florescent lights, with table after table sporting wild-looking arrays of equipment and dynamite designed to help patrons leave their mark.
Gowanus Print Lab
The Gowanus Print Lab is a community screen printing studio established in October of 2010 in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. Their goal is to create a nurturing artist community by providing exhibition space for emerging artists, affordable access to tools and a workspace, and education through design and screenprinting labs.
In the screenprinting labs, the teachers demonstrate how to make single- and multi-color prints before helping students customize T-shirts, totes, and even shoes with personal designs. Sometime they have group exhibitions and additional art classes. In the nearby Mac computer lab, they help students master complex software like Photoshop and Illustrator.
Sometimes, the staff tailors their programs to youths with interactive summer workshops, private events, corporate team building, and interactive galleries that engage the neighborhood's budding art community. or caters to a more adult crowd with monotype sessions featuring live models and beer. For the truly dedicated artist, they offer memberships with unlimited facilities access and private studio and individual equipment rentals.