Inspired by self-proclaimed artist/academic/textile superhero Frau Fiber (Carole Frances Lung) and her Sewing Rebellion workshops, this 2-day workshop is geared towards artists who want to inject new life into their old clothes by learning to screenprint directly on top of them.
Sort through your closet and bring in your old clothing. We will consider the colors, form, and fit, and create design motifs that can be screen-printed directly over these garments, providing them with a fresh new look. Jeans, light-colored and garments with minimal buttons, pockets, or other accessories will work best for this workshop.
You will leave this two-day workshop with transformed clothing items given a second life through your creative reimagining via screenprinting processes.
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 (’07).
As Oolite Arts’ 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 was 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.