This is the ideal workshop for the novice designer or artist looking to understand the basics of silkscreening. Students will develop several small drawings that they will directly transfer using screen drawing fluid and screen filler into repeatable printed artwork. Varying color, layering, and collage techniques will allow students to playfully explore the screen printing process to achieve unique results.
We will be using all water-based inks, which are easy to clean and can be used at home in order to continue developing this skill after taking this workshop.
Price: $60 (all 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.