Screen Printed Pet Portraits with Melissa Dettloff on Sunday November 18


Screen Printed Pet Portraits with Melissa Dettloff on Sunday November 18


Hosted by POST + Melissa Dettloff, from Ocelot Print Shop.

Sunday November 18th from 12 to 5pm

Your pet deserves 15 minutes of fame! And a custom made portrait!

Learn the basics of screen printing and create a special portrait of your favorite furry friend. During this 5 hour make & take workshop, Melissa will teach you how to create a set of multi-layered screen prints, similar in style and technique to the portraits made by Andy Warhol. These custom 8x10 prints will be created using your own photo. After you register, we’ll email you with instructions. You’ll be asked to submit your photo via email. Nothing fancy needed - cell phone photos will work fine!

This workshop is great for any skill level. Beginners will learn screen printing basics while those with more experience can deepen their skills as we cover techniques such as: making images for screens without a darkroom, using both drawing fluid and stencil techniques, printing split fountains or rainbow rolls, printing halftone images, and registering multiple colors. Come in feeling loose and easy - we’ll be making decisions as we go - layer by layer - and making it up as we go!

Everyone will leave with twelve 8x10 prints!

  • No experience necessary.

  • This class is open to ages 16+

  • All materials are provided.

  • Refreshments will be served.

What to bring:

  • Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Screen printing ink will stain your clothing!

About the instructor:

Melissa Dettloff is an illustrator and designer who has been screen printing since 2001. She is a co-owner of Ocelot Print Shop, a community screen printing shop in Detroit that offers print services, classes, and shop rental. Almost everything she makes has a dog on it.

Please note:

Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly!

All workshops are held at POST - 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215

On-street parking is free and plentiful

POST Workshop Rules:

Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in and look around before the class begins.

All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the workshop. POST assumes no liability for accidents or injuries. Create at your own risk.

Please let us know if you have a need for any accommodations that we can plan for in advance; including special needs, severe allergies, and/or making the space functional for those with physical limitations, etc. Our goal is to make our space open, safe, and inviting to all.

Cancellation Policy:

Please note that workshop registrations are not refundable. If you need to cancel, you must do so 7 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a POST credit for another workshop on our schedule. Space is limited and the classes are carefully planned to accommodate a certain number of attendees. Due to the cost of purchasing and preparing materials, we are unable to offer full refunds. Your spot may be transferred to a friend though - just call and let us know if someone will be taking your spot.

In the event of low registration, workshops may be cancelled by POST 2 days prior to the class. In the case of a cancellation, we will contact all participants with the option of rescheduling or a full refund.