SATURDAY, APRIL 8 [4-8 PM], $65 all materials included
Students in this workshop should come with a specific location or memory in the city of Detroit in mind. We will go through some mental mapping prompts and warm-up exercises before diving into monoprinting with water based ink to create visual representations of our memories in the physial spaces of the city that we have experienced. Examples of monoprinting techniques, tools, and processes will be distributed and demonstrated. Students will be asked to create multiple prints, and leave at least one behind with Lyz Luidens to be included in the Detroit Atlas Collaboration project. More details about the project are available here: www.detroitatlas.com. This class will take place in the unique working environment of the Riopelle Artist Collective, which is the working studio space for about 8 artist members when it is not open for art shows, events, or workshops.
Instructor Bio: Lyz Luidens is a printmaker, letterpress artist, and teaching artist. She works in the Riopelle Artist Collective with eight other artists, which houses her print studio, the Prankster Press. Her work focuses mainly on visual representations of interactions between people with each other, their surroundings, their memories, and their perceptions of all of these things. These interactions are scaled up and down, from the interpersonal to the global idea of interaction, communication, with special interest in representing the individual and communally shared perspectives that affect these interactions and communications. This work has developed into a series of workshops in which Detroiters learn a printmaking technique to create a map of the city of Detroit in whatever detail they like (their home, route, workplace, neighborhood, city as a whole, etc) based on their memory or experience in that space.