SPRING 2021 NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
This online course merges the art of screenprinting and independent self-publishing as a means to share ideas through the creation dynamic printed matter. Screenprinting is a stencil based printing process characterized by a colorful, layered, graphic aesthetic. A zine is a self-published artist booklet, often blending text and image and commonly produced using photocopiers, inkjet printers, and Risograph machines. Both screenprinting and zine making share a DIY ethos with a history of social and political critique and have long been associated with subversive, statement oriented art practices. Both analogue and digital processes and outcomes will be explored, linking the physical screen frames of screenprinting and the electronic displays of our computers and phones. Students will be equipped with screens and inks, as well as provided remote access to the 1515 RISO lab at MICA.
Prerequisite: FF 111 or FF 112, and FF 161