Printmaking Workshop: Blocks & Flowers, Part I

Thursday, May 9, 2019 6 – 8 pm

University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

This two-part printmaking workshop presented in collaboration with Spudnik Press draws from images found at the margins of urban life. 

FREE. Space and materials may be limited, please register in advance.

PART I

Thursday, May 9, 6–8 pm
Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue

Part I features a tour of Solidary & Solitary, led by curator Jennifer Carty, and an in-depth discussion about new work created for the exhibition by Chicago-based artists Bethany Collins and Amanda Williams. Following the discussion, Spudnik Press executive director Angee Lennard will lead a hands-on block-printing and monotype workshop, teaching participants how to print on a wooden block and how to print using unconventional materials found in the city, like flowers, weeds, rocks, and asphalt. 

PART II

Saturday, May 11, 10am–noon
Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 302
Chicago, IL 60622

Part II of the program delves further into the printmaking process. Printmaker Angee Lennard will discuss how Spudink Press collaborated with artist Amanda Williams to create Cadastral Shaking (Chicago v1) using blind debossment and screen and relief printing. Then, using the blocks and floral arrangements made in the first part of the workshop, participants will make their own prints to take home. 

 

Image: Angee Lennard and members of the Smart Museum's Student Advisory Committee at Spudnik Press looking at printmaking components for Amanda Williams, Cadastral Shaking (Chicago v1). Photo by Erik L. Peterson.