Printing with silkscreens is most often associated with t-shirts, band posters, and of course, Andy Warhol’s ubiquitous soup cans. In this class, we will learn the basics of burning screens with both hand drawn and computer-manipulated designs, but will explore new ways of subverting the medium by printing on alternative materials such as plastic, fabric, fiberglass mesh, and whatever else students can come up with.
The workshop will be broken into two sessions; during the first half of class, we will design and burn our designs onto our screens. During the second half, students will experiment with color mixing, layering, and building unique prints on the materials of their choice, paper excluded. Students will leave with a thorough knowledge of silkscreen processes, and also discover a multitude of new applications for their fine art and design practices.
*NOTE: Students who sign up for this class will be asked to prepare a digital file of at least one design idea prior to coming to class. This will allow us to print the file during the session, to be used to burn our screens. Students can e-mail their designs to the instructor at [email protected] for approval.
Price: $80 (all materials included)
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 application 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.