Winter 2019

Protest and Print

We want Girls Garage to be a space not just for power tools, but for using our power and voice as young women. Printmaking has been used historically and recently as an artistic tool for protest, activism and social justice. This class will focus on screen printing, a highly versatile and an easily accessible process loved by many contemporary artists and utilized by many artists with activist agenda. Each girl will work on making two protest prints by the end of the course, learning about mark variations through traditional methods of hand stenciling and cut film separations. Emphasis will be placed on creating unique prints addressing current issues engaging in broader conversations of historical events to what’s happening now. Instructors will help lead group and individual conversations about pressing issues that we as women feel individually and collectively, and help translate this conversation, hope, anger, and curiosity into beautiful graphic work. Please note that some of the content discussed in this course may be difficult, personal, and intense. We thank you for trusting us to have these conversations with girls, and we promise to create a safe and supportive space for activist artmaking.