Making Screen Printing as Andy Warhol Did


Minsheng Workshop



Hammer Chen

Tutor: Hammer Chen
Time: January 30, Saturday, 14:00-17:00
Maximum number of participants: 25
Location: Multimedia Hall, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum

The charming screen printing: the art chosen by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol making screen printing

Screen printing is loved by so many artists for the large area of vibrant colors and its ink dots that preserve the essence of photos. The special hand-made touch and the bright colors of screen printing has made it one of the favorite printing ways of Pop artists.

Andy Warhol’s masterpiece: Marilyn Monroe

Screen printing is also the first choice to DIY personal products of art lovers, designers, and illustrators. Aside from making printed pictures, it can also be used in production. Therefore, screen printing is entitled “the most commercialized print.”

Screen Printing
Print anything except for air and water

Mechanisms of screen printing: In the process of printing ink into the screen printing plate at one end, with a squeegee in the screen printing ink on the site to exert a certain pressure, while moving toward the other side of the screen printing plate. The ink is squeezed by the squeegee from the mesh of the graphic part onto the substrate during the movement.

Because of the mechanisms of screen printing, it is almost an all-purpose printing method. In addition to frabic, screen printing also works on all kinds of materials, including plastic, pottery, glass, and wood, etc.

In this workshop, you are going to experience the charisma of screen printing by actually trying it out. Under the instructions of professional tutor, you are going to use screen printing to design your own personal product, while exploring the effect of screen printing on different materials.

The workshop itinerary

1 Learn about the professional plate making process

Prepare to be awed by the magical moment when image appears on the screen mesh.

There will be a printing machine for scroll prints.

.Learn the basic screen printing techniques and how to make experimental images with screen printing

3 Make your own screen printing and products (red envelopes and colorful blessed bags for Chinese New Year)

Cloth bag decorated by screen printing


Hammer Chen
Printmaking artist, main manager of Wait and Roll

Hammer began to study prints while in the university, and deep-dived into the subject for 3 years at several printmaking studios. Hammer has been exploring different applications of printmaking in illustration, and was selected as a member artist of The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2016. In 2017 Hammer founded printmaking studio “Wait and Roll”, which doubles as a “printmaking creative lab.”