Mail art has always fostered a sense of inclusion, experimentation, collaboration, communication between artists – as well as lots of jokes and silliness. In this workshop we will explore a brief history of mail art through making. Taking inspiration from artists such as Ray Johnson, Robert Filliou, Ben Porter, and Anna Banana we will make some mail-able art to be dropped in the mail box at the end of the day. Paper, a photocopier, rubber stamps, collage materials, drawing supplies, etc. will be available for use. This workshop is great for any makers looking for a fun new way to make work, connect with other artists, and disseminate their work through the postal system.
The Teaching Artist, Bailey Romaine, is a print based artist whose work pulls strongly from language, text, and collage practices. She earned her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, with a focus in printmedia and early modern literature and art history. Since then she has been learning to run an offset press, and working on a number of small press publications and related collaborations. She is the founder and co-editor of Scaffold, a journal for visual and text based works..
Student material list: None.
Authorizations: This workshop provides general Orientation to Spudnik Press.
Meets Thursday, 06/06/2013 from 6:30 – 9:00pm with Bailey Romaine | $10 suggested donation