This holiday season, let the wrapping paper steal the show! In this workshop, students will create hand-drawn elements that can be printed in multiple times on a roll of white or colored wrapping paper. Get into the holiday spirit and exercise your drawing skills in this hands-on screen print-focused workshop. Students will gain an understanding of the photo emulsion process, in which they will burn their designs into reusable silkscreens, and then print directly onto wrapping paper with a variety of water-based inks.
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.
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 in the Foundation Studies program 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.