Long celebrated for its bold, graphic appeal, Screen printing has a rich history in both fine art and commercial outlets. In this class, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of traditional silkscreen printing and the tools associated with its practice.
Beginning with one-color prints and hand-drawn imagery, they will have the chance to explore the medium and its various uses. Over the four weeks, we will also learn to use photos and digitally manipulated imagery in order to advance our ideas and produce a unique series of original screenprinted artwork.
Given several weeks to develop artwork, students will be encouraged to manipulate digital files that they will bring in (via e-mail or on a usb drive) to incorporate into their artwork. Some basic photoshop skills are helpful, but not required. All consumable items are provided, though we will also go over the different kinds of paper available for those who would like to create archival prints.
Price: $210 (materials included)
About the Instructor:
Nick Mahshie is a textile designer and artist 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 (’07).
As Oolite Arts’ printmaking resident, Mahshie will offer workshops and open studio hours to interested printmakers and those keen to expand their understanding and use of contemporary print processes.
Mahshie is also the Youth Programs Coordinator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, and has taught classes at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New Orleans Museum of Art, Le Petit Bain (Paris) and the Children’s Museum of Art in New York City.