Propagating Propaganda with Lois Harada
August 19 - August 23| $350 – $1200
Propagating Propaganda – Lois Harada
Dates: August 19 – August 23, 2024
Tuition: Sliding Scale, $350 – $1200
Lab Fee: $100
Class limit: 6
Archives are often built from found materials — printed booklets, pamphlets, broadsides, and more. But who decides which of these important artifacts are created and produced on a scale wide enough to ensure their survival? In this course, we’ll create objects and prints inspired by historical documents and propaganda. Through the commercial printing process of letterpress printing, we’ll create large editions of these important artifacts. The course will include printing techniques based on handset wood and metal type as well as image recreation using photopolymer plates. Basic hand-binding techniques will also be incorporated. The class will culminate in a print exchange. The instructor will be in touch to help start the research process in advance of the workshop.
In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a $150 nonrefundable deposit. WSW offers a sliding tuition model for the Summer Art Institute, and you can pick your desired tuition level from the drop-down menu at check-out. If you are in a position to pay full tuition or more, we request that you do so. The pay-as-you-can model is not based on tax returns or documentation, rather your self-determined capacity to pay. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis, and you can read about our refund and cancellation policies here.
Lois Harada is an artist and educator based in North Providence, Rhode Island. She has worked at DWRI Letterpress, a commercial letterpress print shop, since 2011. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Printmaking in 2010 and recently rejoined the institution teaching classes in that department and Graphic Design. Her practice is rooted in letterpress printing and often draws visual inspiration from historical archives and propaganda.