If you have little to no experience in printmaking – whether it’s screen printing, reduction, or monotype – this is a great opportunity to gain one-on-one instruction at the Oolite Printshop.
During this 2.5 hour session, you will identify the introductory technique you would like to focus on, and your private class session will be catered exclusively to learning this practice. After this private workshop, you will become authorized to book reservations during Open Studio Hours at the Oolite Printshop.
Your private printmaking training will include:
- Introduction to the necessary tools and equipment related to your chosen practice.
- Access to all materials including emulsion, inks, student-grade paper, and screens.
- A walk-through of your process from the design stage through the printing stage.
- Personalized attention and troubleshooting help along the way.
- A completed print-run (1-color) by the end of your session.
- Authorization to return and use the Oolite Printshop during future Open Studio Hours.
As per the current safety protocol, you will be required to wear a mask throughout the session and maintain 6 ft of social distance. You will also be asked to wipe down any communal equipment that you use during your session. All registrants will be requested to abide by all COVID safety protocols put in place by Oolite Arts and agree to all the terms in the waiver.
To book a Private Printmaking session, contact the instructor at [email protected] to request availability.
About the Instructors
Nick Mahshie is an artist and print designer from Miami, Florida. He holds a Masters of Design in Fashion, Body & Garment from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he worked under the renowned visual artist, Nick Cave, and a 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 in the Foundation Studies program 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.
Matthew Forehand has based his art career out of the city of Miami though he is originally from Pensacola, Florida. He began his art school studies at Pensacola State College where he received his Associates degree in Visual Arts. Matthew continued his education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. During his time at SAIC, he enrolled in Ox-Bow School of the Arts, an artist residency in Saugatuck, Michigan. He currently teaches visual arts at Miami Arts Charter School (MAC). His courses at MAC include Foundational Elements of Art, Material Based Art, and Printmaking.