PRINTMAKING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Do you have a passion for civil rights, LGBTQ issues, immigration issues, or other social causes? Join us in creating visuals that help your cause. We will design images and use printmaking techniques to express our visual narratives. This seminar will cover the basics of printmaking to create a final print that could be reproduced through print in many forms. The reason the invention of printmaking techniques and technologies was so valuable was to educate others and distribute imagery and information. Modern printmaking goes beyond the print and crosses into the public arena through street art, sticker art, guerilla art, modern propaganda posters and more. Are you interested in learning how to create your own prints? Are you interested in making change in our world? If you said yes to either question this seminar is for you. In this seminar, we will learn and practice several different printmaking methods, including but not limited to monotype, collograph, drypoint, and linocut. Each student will create one final image that sends a message about your cause. We will be working with professional artists and professors from UWM who create massive banners out of visual messages for social justice issues. It’s possible yours could be chosen for a community wide public art piece!
How will you gain attention and spread a message through great visual art with narrative?
All Students: One final print that will be submitted to UWM professors as a possible large community art piece
All Students: Create a mini portfolio of prints using multiple techniques. One of these images could lead to or be your final image for your social justice print with narrative
Student Proposed additional print that could be turned into sticker art, artist trading cards, or another form of multiples to distribute.