Friday, July 05, 2013

Films and Silkscreening @Launchpad

A pair of weekend events from LaunchPad:

- Tonight, join Black Mariah Films for " night of Banquet Cinema, an interactive and performative feast taking place in an immersive environment that mirrors the revelry presented on screen." Complete details below:

Friday 7/5, 7-9pm

Brooklyn Launchpad
721 Franklin Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238

$8 advance online purchase / $10 at the door

ABOUT US: Our screenings are inspired by the world's first film production studio the Black Maria, built upon the fascination and experimentation with the new medium of cinema. By presenting an eclectic selection of moving images and films from all genres and eras, we intend to keep alive the tradition of early film screenings where the excitement for the unprecedented medium of cinema was tangible. We aim to be the contemporary revival of nickelodeon, where audience can experience cinema as visual attraction. For this 2013 series, we will showcase an unexpected yet thematized program that includes silent shorts, avant garde film works, and milestone feature films of arthouse film history.

- Tomorrow, check out "Screen Print Now," which pretty much captures it:

Silkscreen Saturday @ LaunchPad
Saturday, July 6th, 2013
10:00am3:00pm | $25
Now the darling of pop artists, punks, and political activists, screen printing dates back to the Song Dynasty in China, over 3000 years ago. Versatile, affordable, graphic, and technically accessible, silkscreen opens up a world of printmaking options to the amateur and professional artist. On Saturday July 6, LaunchPad and Shoestring Press present a five-hour workshop which will cover basic and advanced techniques in screenprinting.

Topics covered will include:
Hand-cut stencils
Screen drawing
Photo emulsion techniques
Halftone printing
Digital applications
Freehand approaches
Screenprinting at home

Ink, paper, screens, and all printing materials will be provided for each participant to produce a finished edition of prints during the workshop. In addition, you may wish to bring sketchbooks, digital images (on a laptop or memory stick), and any other materials you may wish to try printing on - t-shirts are always a favorite!

The workshop will run from 10AM- 3PM on Saturday July 6, with a one-hour break for lunch. Materials fee: $25. E-mail to register.

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
10a; $25

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