Long celebrated for its bold graphic appeal, screen printing has a rich history in both commercial and fine art. During the course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of traditional silkscreen printing and the tools associated with its practice.
Beginning with one-color prints and hand-drawn imagery, you will have the chance to explore the medium and its various uses. Over the four weeks, you will learn to use photos and digitally manipulated imagery in order to produce a series of original screen-printed artwork.
Some basic photoshop skills are helpful, but not required. All consumable items are provided, though we will also go over the different kinds of paper available for those who would like to create archival prints.
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.
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.