The Printed World: the Personal and the Political – Amy Diaz-Infante
July 15 - July 19| $800
Dates: July 15 - 19, 2019
Class limit: 5
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 introduce you to the fundamentals of the screen print process including multiple-color registration, the use of both hand-drawn and photo stencil techniques, and printing on paper, fabric, or alternative materials. We will also touch on the elements and principles of design and how to employ them to strengthen your compositions and support your content. We will review contemporary art examples to discuss the socio-historical context of the screen print medium and how artists have pushed the medium in experimental ways in reference to this context, as well as in expanding the medium into the realm of installation and performance.
Screen-printing readily lends itself to graphic poster making and is heavily rooted in political protest art and its intrinsic accessibility relative to other printmaking methods. With this as a springboard, you will be encouraged in this workshop to explore personal narrative in reference to political voice and to take your 2-D printing process into the 3D or 4D realm.
Amy Díaz-Infante’s work reflects a Chicanx narrative that is decidedly marked by migration, liminality, and the coinciding practices of identity formation and re-formation. Her images often explore the psychological tension of this liminal space, and call attention to the power of collective imagining and the ability to propose a collective re-imagining. Díaz-Infante is a full-time faculty member at City College of San Francisco and serves as the Art Editor for Kweli Journal, an online publication and literary convener that promotes poetry and prose by writers of color. She is an alumna of the Djerassi Resident Artist Program and holds a BA in Art from Yale University, an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Collegiate Teaching Certificate from Brown University.