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Detroit Print City: Broadsides

Saturday, October 4 & Sunday October 5, [10–4 PM]
$180  | 8 participants max

In this two-session course we will develop prints that incorporate linoleum carving and large handset type. Inspired by the work of the Mexican activist artist/printer Jose Guadalupe Posada, we will utilize the subject matter of current Detroit-based news stories to develop our own broadsheets. Resulting prints will be composed of a carved linoleum block relief image, based on first hand visual reportage or the translation of a news photo and a bold headline in hand set type inspired by printed news stories. Participants will carve and print their linoleum blocks, and learn to set and print type.

Instructor: Ryan Standfest is an artist and educator, and the publisher and editor of Rotland Press. He received an MFA from the University of Iowa

This workshop coincides with the exhibition Chasing Posada! A Macabre Populist in the City, September 18- October 18, at Signal-Return, as part of the Mid-America Print Council Conference

Eventbrite - Detroit Print City: Broadsides

Earlier Event: September 14
Typewrite The City: A Workshop for Kids!
Later Event: October 17
Wood Engraving