Resistance and Relief – Celeste de Luna
July 29 - August 2| $800
Dates: July 29 - August 2, 2019
Class Limit: 6
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $75
In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a $300 deposit.
This workshop will use the history of political printmaking as a platform to explore the nature of political imagery. With border artist and activist Celeste De Luna, students will develop imagery using guided imagining to create a visual vocabulary of images based on community cultural wealth that can be used again and again. Participants will create a woodcut relief print from this inventory. This workshop will be helpful to those who want to explore creative process collaboratively, interested in charged imagery, and ideas on how to use individual studio practice to benefit communities. Techniques covered will include image transfer techniques, mark making, registration, and inking techniques. Print exchange encouraged but not mandatory.
Celeste De Luna is a printmaker from the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, whose work includes large-scale woodcuts and fabric installation. Her political subject matter is social commentary with a feminist sensibility. De Luna works with community in Brownsville, Texas as cofounder of the socially engaged arts collaborative Las Imaginistas. Las Imaginistas are recipients of a 2017 Artplace America Creative Placemaking grant and 2018 A Blade of Grass Fellows. Currently, De Luna is creating curriculum for a community printmaking collaborative, Taller de Permiso, (Permission Workshop,) and a lecturer at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.