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Atelier Populaire and the Basics of Screenprinting

I'm interested in teaching a screenprinting workshop in Flux's printshop.

One part of the workshop would be a brief introduction to the Atelier Populaire (a group of students known for making anti-consumerist posters during the strikes in France, May of 1968)

The Atelier Populaire used screenprinted posters as a method to create direct images/messages to distribute cheaply and easily. It was important to the group that the messages were both visually effective and economical, both in the time spent making them and the resources used to create them. They were not to be sold or used as decoration.

The second part of the workshop would be the basics of screenprinting. I will show a method that doesn't involve photo-emulsion or specialized equipment, so people can more easily do the process at home, if it interests them. We can work with an image that can be printed on t-shirts (from goodwill or donated) participants can take with them. Taking the idea of the political poster but making it wearable, carrying the message with you throughout the day.

Earlier Event: January 26
Free Self-Defense Workshop w/ Pop Gym
Later Event: January 26
People's Kitchen