This past Saturday (11/21) we finally got the opportunity to host our very first Outdoor Screen-printing Workshop right in front of the State Of Flux shop. After a few weeks (and months) of planning, we managed to get a permit to shut down our block to vehicle traffic for the day. With barricades stopping traffic on Valencia and 22nd and 23rd Streets, we were able to safely recreate our workshop in the middle street.
Tickets for time slots were made available for purchase on our website for 45-minute screen-printing workshops starting at the top of the hour (10am-5pm). Everything was included with the purchase of a time slot. We also included a gift bag equipped with a t-shirt to screen-print on, as well as other goodies. So, the only thing attendees had to bring was their creativity!
Each workshop began with a simple introduction to screen-printing and explanation of the overall process. Once the screen-printing began, we wanted to ensure that everyone participating got one-on-one training and assistance. After a couple practice attempts on scratch paper, attendees then moved on to screen-printing their provided t-shirts. All attendees got to be a designer for the day and decided which logos to screen-print and where to place them on their tee. Additionally, they got to choose between 4 different ink colors for the screen-prints as well as add additional designs with the garment markers we provided.
It was awesome to see everyone’s creativity on display during the day, as well as the curiosity of people passing by. The State Of Flux team would like to give a tremendous THANK YOU to everyone that participated in our screen-printing workshop and made it so special. Everyone from the workshop attendees to our neighbors, we'd like to express extreme gratitude. We were beyond thrilled to share and teach the art of screen-printing with so many people, regardless of age or experience. From the conception of State Of Flux, it has always been our goal to offer our workshop as a place to learn, create, and design with the community. However, due to the pandemic, our workshop could not be open to the public for safety and health concerns. Therefore, bringing the workshop experience outside in a safe and regulated environment was the next best thing! To those who missed out on this event, stay up to date with us as we plan more workshops in the future.
- John Manning