Screen Printing: Decorative Patterns

Class with Laura O'Quin

Art Studio

Franz von Stuck designed his entire villa, from the architecture to the fabric. This three-session class explores textile design and patternmaking inspired by Jugendstil, the German decorative style parallel to Art Nouveau. Students utilize a reductive drawing process, develop an understanding of silk-screening basics, and take home a screen-printing kit.


Laura O'Quin's work provokes the cross-pollination of educational, curatorial, community, and arts-engagement program initiatives. As an educator, she seeks to integrate high and low art forms, modern materials, craft and design, and old and new into a collage aesthetic addressing objects, experiences, beauty and cultural consciousness.

Fabric from furniture designed by Franz Stuck for the Reception Room of the Villa Stuck, 1898–1900 Rewoven by eschke fabrics, Crimmitschau, from remains of the original fabric for the Museum Villa Stuck in 2005 15 5/8 x 13 in. Private collection.


$220 Frye members
$280 nonmembers

Supply Fee

Classes have additional fees for art supplies. Once registered, participants will receive a supply list within two weeks before the start of their class.


SPU uses the quarter system and issues quarter credits. Payment for credit or clock hour fees is paid directly to SPU on the first day of class. Studio classes: $42 for one SPU credit; $20 for fifteen clock hours.