The time is fast approaching to exercise your civic duties and rally your friends and family to do the same. Go Vote! is the inspiration for this screen printing workshop, conducted online via ZOOM from the Oolite Printshop.
Utilizing designs sourced from historic posters encouraging voter participation, participants will gain both inspiration and design insight from these examples.
They will then be instructed on how to create a graphic design that can be screen printed from home with their own materials – without the use of emulsion or an exposure unit.
At the end of this 2-day workshop, students will have produced their own Go Vote! Poster – (in multiples), and will be tasked with getting their message out into the world by whatever means necessary. Examples of wheat pasting, guerilla style interventions, and other activist/artist-inspired projects will be covered in this brief, but indispensable workshop.
Some materials for this workshop are basic, students may already have them, a link will be sent upon registration. Students that have a screen and/or squeegee, paintbrushes or paper from a previous class, these can be used again for this workshop.
About the Instructor
Nick Mahshie is an artist and print designer from Miami, Florida. He completed his Masters of Design in Fashion, Body & Garment from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving the distinguished New Artists Society Scholarship while working under the renowned visual artist, Nick Cave. He received his BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design.
As Oolite Arts’ printmaking resident, Mahshie brings his knowledge of contemporary print practices to the public by leading workshops and hosting open studio hours to interested artists and designers.
Mahshie also teaches 2-Dimensional Design and Drawing at Florida International University’s College of Architecture and The Arts. He has worked with artists of all ages as an educator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Children’s Museum of Art in New York City