In this screenprinting workshop, students will have the chance to transform their own drawing or design into a collection of hand-printed wearable items or accessories. Perfect for those looking to bridge their interest in fine art with design practices, this hands-on and informative workshop will yield a small collection of printed fabric items with students’ original designs.
Students will come to the class prepared with a bold black and white drawing, a high-contrast photo, or a digital design. We can use Illustrator or Photoshop files, although text typed in Word and photocopies are also acceptable. Students will learn how to make their artwork “print-ready,” burn a screen, and screenprint their design. We will provide a tote bag for printing, but students may bring a few items of their choosing. Fabric items must have a flat surface, for example: t-shirts, tote bags, bandanas or tea towels.
Tuition / $60 (all materials included but you can bring your own reusable set of gloves and apron)
About Nick Mahshie
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’s 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.