Inspired by the history of printmaking from the Mexican Revolution to the recent Occupy Wall Street movement, this 5 session printmaking course explores how printmaking techniques can give a voice to political thought and actions.
The 5 workshop sessions are held on Wednesday 30 January and February 6, 13, 20 & 27.
Session 1: History
Introduction to the history of graphic art used as a propaganda and resistance weapon from Roman empire to the modern age. Colin Moore, author of Propaganda Prints also speaks about the history of printmaking and modern techniques of reproducing graphic art.
Session 2: Words
Reflecting on the effect of words and working with stensils and letterpress, students work in groups to generate a protest message from the news headlines.
Session 3: Images
In this session, students learn about images without words that work in any part of the world. They will also work to solve different problems without words.
Session 4: Concept and colour
This session covers the theory of colour in relation to rebellion and revolution, including use of red and black as symbols of power and protest as well as the significance of other colours in different cultures.
Session 5: Union
Working in groups, students produce a poster made with words and images.
The workshops are presented by Mexican printmaker, Jazmin Velasco who studied graphic design and illustration in Guadalajara, Mexico. She also studied oil painting and printmaking in Mexico City, and years later moved to London where she continues to illustrate books for publishers in Mexico, USA, and U.K.
In Autumn 2005, Velasco joined Greenwich Printmakers Association and later became a member of Southbank Printmakers too. Her prints have been selected twice for the National Print Exhibition (Originals) and also twice for the Summer Exhibition in the Royal Academy of Arts (2008 – 2009). Her prints are in galleries around the UK.
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