“Crafting from the Collection” – Live Printing at the Amon Carter Museum

Jesse MacKenzie
September 6th, 2017


We had the awesome opportunity to participate in the “Crafting from the Collection” event at the Amon Carter Museum. If you’re not local, the Amon Carter is a great art museum just down the road from us. They do a lot of work in the community and offer free admission to their exciting exhibits. The Crafting from the Collection event is a chance for people to come and learn an artful skill. Previous events have covered leather decoration and paper art, and this month it was time for screen printing!

Jeremy, Hannah, and Jesse brought our live printing setup and demonstrated a short presentation on Trust and how screen printing works. After a short tour of some applicable pieces from the museum and a lesson from Jeremy on manual printing, the attendees lined up to print their very own posters. The print was a CMYK re-creation of a painting from the Amon Carter collection and as you can tell from the photos below, the print turned out amazing! Every person approached their printing differently, some being very deliberate and exact while others intentionally printed each color at a different angle for more experimental results. We spent a couple hours printing and answering questions, and then everyone went home with something they created themselves. It truly was a great experience and was awesome to see everyone get so excited about something we do every day!



“I really enjoyed the information and the crafting we did. I have the silk screen print hanging up on my wall. It was really cool the way they came out. It was also great that my daughter, who is 14, was able to learn about it and do it also. We definitely will be back for the next one. Thank you again for the experience.” – event attendee



“The program was so much fun! I kept turning to my husband and saying, “This is so cool! Can you
believe this is free?!” We both had a great time. I have a degree in art history, but I never took a printmaking class during my time in college. It was helpful to see the process of screen printing in person to really understand the steps involved.” – event attendee


Jesse is our Creative Director. He splits his time between the Art Department and Creative duties, looking to innovate and push the company in both areas (unless he overslept.)

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