Screen Printing: Melissa Haviland


Learn basic screen printing while adding printed elements to garments. Over this series of four videos, learn how to produce cut paper stencils, expose them to a screen, and print them using blend pulls and additional stenciling to make a unique garment.

Coating a Screen

Melissa Haviland demonstrates the process of applying wet emulsion to a screen. List of supplies included.

Making Positives for Screen Printing

Melissa Haviland describes the many ways to create a design for screen printing, including digital prints, stencils, and direct drawing.

Exposing a Screen

Melissa Haviland demonstrates how to expose your screen to add your design to your coated screen.

Printing Garments

Melissa Haviland sets up a t-shirt for screen printing then uses a blend of colors.

The 2020 Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Melissa Haviland

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, Melissa Haviland’s exhibition was moved to a virtual format. Haviland created new work for the exhibition, recorded audio descriptions for each of the five installations, and filmed a series of how-to screen print videos.

Journaling: Sarah Patterson

Second Nature

Second Nature grew out of my research into handwriting as memory. It was important to me to write by hand every day to keep me connected to the subject matter. Drawing became the form making. This video places Second Nature in the larger context of handwriting research and my archive of handwritten letters.

journal writing exercises

journal writing motivation

journal writing prompts

In 2020-21, The Gallery provided supplies to educational organizations to experiment with screen printing based on these videos.
If your organization would like to learn of future programs, email with your contact information.

Material Matters: Past, Present, Future

The Gallery at Penn College hosted a series of exhibitions from 2019 - 2021 focusing on artists working with materials from Pennsylvania’s history. The solo exhibitions focus on emerging and mid-career visual artists, and were accompanied by public programming, including workshops.

This project was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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