Thursday, July 16, 2009

AYG - Kazakhstan Silkscreen Printing

There were many highly interesting activities that I found while browsing the Asian Cultural booths. I chanced upon a group of students working with paints. On closer look, they seemed to be doing some kind of printing. One of them welcomed me, Choon Ling and Allan. They were actually demonstrating the art of Silkscreen printing...passed down from ancient times. This was at the Kazakhstan booth.



They asked me to choose a pattern on offer. I did.

Then working with the chosen engraved block they applied a thin coat of paint to the red bag.



We waited 5 minutes for the paint to dry. A hair dryer was further applied to expedite the drying process.






Photo:
A student explaining the simplicity of silkscreen printing to C Ling.



Photo:
The finished products were presented to us. Well done students and well done Kazakhstan !



Now we have really understood what silkscreen printing is all about.



2 comments:

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Playing with paints is a real fun and I really liked silkscreen printing, its different and enjoyable. And just take few minutes to complete. Good post - Banners‎‎ printing Dublin

unk Dicko said...

Hi there,
Thanks for visiting and your comment.
It was, as I recall, very simple. And the finished product looked so good!
Thanks to this cultural exchange we now understand much more about the arts, music and culture of so many lovely countries.