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Guerrilla Printmaking Workshop

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E2 7AY

Zander Court

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London

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Mexican tradition in working and printmaking is quite extensive. Is not necessary to explain to people how much Mexican worldview has influenced the world, at least in the western. In the early years of the XX century, the relation between engraving and his easiness to pass hand around, was an important tool for revolutionary ideals and, of course, a way to put art in public spaces and public sphere. That has been a deep root of the street art in Mexico, and in different parts of the USA, which had a big influence of Mexican culture.

The main problem was to get, as in any other process, the access to the means of production, for a lot of different technics we found is necessary to get space, tools and sometimes heavy and expensive machinery.

The idea of guerrilla is the transformation of the ideas in our brain to create new ways and processes to develop and achieve aim which commonly we can o only in proper workshops. Guerrilla is the way to get the things you need by yourself. Is a way to create the spaces, tools and machinery we need for our artistic practices.

Objectives:

Understand the principles of printmaking

Create a brief idea about printmaking technics.

Give some practical knowledge, to create their prints at home with a relative easy and cheap method.

Workshop Programme.

– Guerilla printmaking –

A. You can print everything!

A.1 Technics: etching, engraving, additives, frottage, monotypes and blocking.

A.2 'Sandwich layers technic'

B. Press systems.

B.1 Etching Press

B.2 Bad boy!, printing with a wood spoon.

B.3 Tortilla machine, Mexican style!

C. Print Your Self, - PYS -

C.1 Something irrelevant in your bag/pocket.

C.1.1 Material, paper, ink, press, dry.

C.2 Make a Master print.

C.2.1 Drawing in the mirror

C.2.2 Cut it!

C.2.3 Print it

C.2.4 Dry, sign and share it!

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E2 7AY

Zander Court

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London

E2 7AY

United Kingdom

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