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© Stadtmuseum Berlin, Photo: Alexander Rentsch

An inspiring workshop

by Melanie Huber

Colourful hustle and bustle in the Schlüter Courtyard: This was the screen printing workshop of the Kunstwerkstatt Kreuzberg.

Long bench: The screen printing workshop in the Schlüterhof of the Humboldt Forum was very popular.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin, Photo: Alexander Rentsch
Un certain regard“ is the name of the first Open Space project in the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. The artworks by the artists of Kunstwerkstatt Kreuzberg have now been on display for a year.

This is an occasion for us to say thank you for the great cooperation and to organise a programme in which everyone is involved!

The artists of the Kunstwerkstatt Kreuzberg offered a screen printing workshop in the Schlüter Courtyard of the Humboldt Forum on the admission-free Museum Sunday in August. Those who brought along T-shirts, cloth bags or other textiles could create their own motif and print the textiles themselves with the support of the artists! But printing on paper was also possible and was used with pleasure. In the courtyard of the Humboldt Forum, numerous works of art by visitors hung on several clotheslines.

In addition, the BERLIN GLOBAL team offered guided tours for many senses in the Berlin exhibition on the first floor of the Humboldt Forum. The cartographers were also on hand in the WELTSTUDIO.

How does stencil printing work?

Stencil printing, also called stencil or pochoir print, is considered one of the oldest known printing techniques. Tim and Wolfgang from Kunstwerkstatt Kreuzberg present the simple process in a tutorial:

On Vimeo, Tim and Wolfgang show how stencil printing works on paper.
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