Intro to materials and process, create a multi-color design that can be carved from a single block to make an edition of prints on paper.
This process is the follow-up workshop to Intro to Relief Printmaking, and involves a sequence of printing and cutting from a single block in order to produce an edition of multiple color prints, also known as a “suicide block print”. Designs will be carefully planned out according to the number of colors that students plan on using (3 or 4) We will be using an E-Z cut printing block along with versatile carving tools.
Block printing provides a great introduction to the concept of repeat image and pattern making. We will go over the distinctions between Artists Proofs and Limited-Edition Prints, while exploring the many applications of this process on both fabric and paper substrates. This is the ideal workshop for those who would like to develop their relief printmaking skills to the next level.
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