The revolution will not be televised but artists since even before the printing press have rebelled against injustice through image. These classes will be both a crash course looking into the urgent art history of political printmakers from José Guadalupe Posada to Käthe Kollwitz and contemporary artist cooperatives like Justseeds, as well as be a print lab for learning relief woodcut. Students will gain knowledge on the ever growing history of arts activism and gain new design skills. We will workshop ideas and build visual language to make artwork that speaks on issues relevant to students in tumultuous times.
All skill levels welcome.
Kate Laster is an interdisciplinary artist from Anchorage. Growing up all over Alaska from Utqiagvik to Juneau, a sense of place is tethered to her practice. San Francisco has become her home. Working either monumentally or intimately small, her work is connected to the weight of the past, human migration and the effervescent exhaustion of romantic love. Laster is an artist and educator, she currently teaches collaborative printmaking at the Tenderloin Boys and Girls Club through City Studio. She has shown work in California, Washington, New Mexico, Alaska and Pennsylvania as well as internationally in Berlin and Osaka.View Gallery »