Thermofax Workshop

August 5, 2015 – August 5, 2015

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Thermofax Workshop

In this old school way to screen print, we will be using a thermofa machine, a machine from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, to make simple, reusable, and disposable screens. The machine takes your graphic, burns holes into the screen, and creates a replica of your graphic that you can then print on any surface. The print will have more texture and character compared to the original drawing. Once you print, you can wash your screen with water, dry it, and reuse it in minutes.

This workshop will be led by Grace Coomaraswamy. Grace is a studio art major and aspiring graphic designer at Colorado College who focuses heavily on pen and ink work, as well as this retro way of screen printing.

In this workshop you will learn more about:

-the history and current uses of this machine
-how to create a reusable screen from one of your own designs

Supply List (per person)

-a bold, graphic, B/W drawing (roughly 4×6” for post cards) no larger than
-a printing surface (old t shirts, post cards, journals)


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