Hands-on, interactive and collaborative, skill-based sessions are designed to build confidence in expressing personal creativity.
Participants have the opportunity to expand their creative skills - or learn new skills altogether - through direct interactions with professional makers, artists, craftspeople and the Amazeum team.
Sessions for teens and adults in the Amazeum Workshop leverage community creativity to create opportunities for building new skills and exploring your personal creativity.
In spring and summer 2021, the Amazeum offers sessions co-led by Amazeum team and our newest cohort of Maker/Artist Residents. The Amazeum is partnering with three professional artists and makers to bring you sessions in mold-making, block-printing, and screen printing.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Wingate Foundation, sessions feature Makers in Residence as expert mentors to facilitate exploring the tools, materials, and techniques of creativity.
Wait, are you an educator? We've got special sessions (and a whole lot of other opportunities) for you here.
Screen printing dates back to ancient China as method of transferring designs to fabric. The process gained popularity in the 17th century when French artisans stretched silk over wooden frames and used stiff brushes to push ink through the material and stencils. Modern screen printing techniques developed in the 1900's after the invention of a highly technical device - the squeegee. In the 1930's artists named the process serigraphy and used the technique to transfer ink to paper. By the 1960's, screen printing or "silk screening" was embraced by artists Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and others.
Maker in Residence Maxi Dominguez, founder of La Rosa Collective, and the Amazeum team engage your inner artist in this hands-on session. Let your creativity flow as you learn the tools and techniques of screen printing and create a work of art.
Materials for this hands-on session are included along with additional materials to continue exploring the process at home.
Advance registration required. Professional development credit available for educators.
Sessions held in the Workshop at the Amazeum.