Poster Power with Amos Kennedy
Apr
8
9:00 am09:00

Poster Power with Amos Kennedy

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SATURDAY, APRIL 8 [9-3 PM], $100

Leave your exceptions at the door. This is workshop is about doing. You will be introduced to the basic principles of poster design and letterpress printing while producing a poster for a Detroit grassroot organization. 

Instructor Bio: Amos Kennedy is an internationally celebrated letterpress printer, based in Detroit. Kennedy says "I was told years ago that everything you do is political and so my art is really a political statement. And the story of my art, when someone can actually cipher it out, is a statement of what I envision the world to be."

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Print-Together with Ocelot Print Shop
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Print-Together with Ocelot Print Shop

  • Ocelot Print Shop

SATURDAY, APRIL 8 [10AM-1PM], $60

In this collaborative screen printing workshop, create artwork to print on-site using hands-on, computer-free methods. Contribute your own handmade, one-color artwork to your workshop's collaborative 4-color print, which could be on a poster, tote bag, or t-shirt.

Instructor bio: Ocelot Print Shop is a community screen printing shop in Detroit that is dedicated to providing a collaborative work space to members of our community, offering non-traditional education in the form of classes and skill shares, and offering full design and screen print services.

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Chromatic Typographic RISO Posters
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Chromatic Typographic RISO Posters

  • 3583 Dubois Street Detroit, MI, 48207 United States

SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH [10AM–4PM], $100

Explore the delight of Risograph printing by making multi-colored posters using chromatic typography. This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of Risograph printing for making multi-color prints and familiarize participants with the mechanics of the Risograph printer. We’ll also explore approaches to making chromatic type and lettering. Participants will produce small editions of posters.

Instructor Bio: Ryan Molloy is an inter-disciplinary designer and educator. Ryan Molloy is currently a professor of graphic design at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to EMU he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin’s Design Division where he also received his M.F.A. in Design. Molloy has a B.Arch. degree as well, and he has worked as both an architect and a graphic designer. His design work has received several awards including the Art Directors Club Young Guns award. Molloy was a co-coordinator for the Open Book Workshop, an experimental book workshop based on the 2010 exhibition Open Book: An International Survey of Experimental Books. Ryan Molloy and Leslie Atzmon received a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant for the workshop and the book The Open Book Project. He is currently developing chromatic fonts for letterpress printing. 

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Workshop at Detroit Wood Type Co.
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Workshop at Detroit Wood Type Co.

  • 13401 Mount Elliott Street Hamtramck, MI, 48212 United States

Saturday, April 8th [10AM–4pm], $80

Instructor Bio: Don Kilpatrick - Don Kilpatrick III moved to Detroit in 2007 to begin his career at the College for Creative Studies as a faculty member in the Illustration Department of which he has been the department chair since 2010. A successful freelance illustrator, Kilpatrick's work has been featured in publications such as Fortune, the L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he has exhibited his art work in New York, Philadelphia, and Miami. The Butcher's Daughter hosted Kilpatrick's first solo exhibition in November of 2012, and another solo exhibition in December of 2013

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Investigative Practices 101 with Anne Elizabeth Moore
Apr
8
11:00 am11:00

Investigative Practices 101 with Anne Elizabeth Moore

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SATURDAY, APRIL 8 [11-5 PM], $100

This workshop is intended to empower participants with the tools for research-based investigations. Participants will learn the basic steps of an amateur investigation, from formulating initial questions and identifying involved parties, to basic interviewing techniques and journalistic etiquette. Participants will be introduced to use a set of online tools and databases geared toward locating documents relevant to their investigation. Finally, we will conduct a group inquiry and pool resources toward an investigation of our own. No previous experience required. Laptop required.

Instructor Bio: Anne Elizabeth Moore is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, and internationally lauded cultural critic. She resides in Detroit, as the third winner of a Write A House permanent fellowship. 

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Forwards and Backwards
Apr
8
12:00 pm12:00

Forwards and Backwards

  • Holding House

SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH [12–3PM], $25

This family workshop promotes early literacy, playing with the making and printing of concertina name books, dwelling with the idea of the reversal of text and letters in printmaking. Parents can assist children to try several simple techniques to write and transfer letters, make and print letters and text with collagraph techniques and gradient inks, and take home a personalized name book for display.

For children age 6 - 12; participants will be using sharp craft knives; parental participation and supervision is necessary. 

Instructor Bio: Holding House is an art workspace in SW Detroit, dedicated to offering equitable art access to the Detroit community through multi-disciplinary, family-friendly art experiences. Co - owner Adrienne Dunkerley is a primary school librarian, arts educator, and printmaker from the Detroit area, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is most interested in the promotion of multiple literacies with students, actively collaborating with international educators across Europe and working with families at the International School of Lausanne.

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Letterpress Printing Demonstration
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Letterpress Printing Demonstration

The Print Shop in the Streets of Old Detroit
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

The print shop will be open from 1 - 4 PM, 
Printer Ralph Rinaldi will be demonstrating letterpress printing

Print-Together with Ocelot Print Shop
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Print-Together with Ocelot Print Shop

  • Ocelot Print Shop

    SATURDAY, APRIL 8 [2-5PM], $60

    In this collaborative screen printing workshop, create artwork to print on-site using hands-on, computer-free methods. Contribute your own handmade, one-color artwork to your workshop's collaborative 4-color print, which could be on a poster, tote bag, or t-shirt.

    Instructor bio: Ocelot Print Shop is a community screen printing shop in Detroit that is dedicated to providing a collaborative work space to members of our community, offering non-traditional education in the form of classes and skill shares, and offering full design and screen print services.

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    Memory Mapping Monoprint Workshop
    Apr
    8
    4:00 pm16:00

    Memory Mapping Monoprint Workshop

    • Riopelle Artists Collective

    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.

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