Carlos Hernandez, visiting all the way from Texas, will get the ball rolling with FREE SKETCHBOOKS (compliments of Speedball) for all participants! Using your new sketchbook plus drawing materials, found imagery from magazines, newspapers and other print media, you will jumpstart your sketchbooks through exercises designed to push experimentation and free-flowing creativity. Like Jasper Johns said….”It’s simple, you just take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it. Keep doing this, and pretty soon you’ve got something. “
The work of Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has designed and printed gig posters for such artists as The Kills, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Santana, and more. Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full-service printmaking studio in Houston.
Carlos will be joined by his collaborator, Bill Fick. Bill Fick is a printmaker who lives in Durham, North Carolina. For the past 28 years Fick has been making super-graphic narrative prints that deal with a variety of satirical and sociopolitical themes. His current work focuses on monsters, clowns, misfits and low-life, characters that reflect society’s ever-growing anxieties and insecurities. These images are presented in a variety of forms including prints, posters and t-shirts.
Fick and Hernandez are also Speedball Art Products Professional Artist Partners and are touring the United States visiting university, professional and community print shops demonstrating printmaking techniques.
Drink and Draw is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to drawing practices. There are no pretensions, no prerequisites, and newcomers are always welcome. Bring a sketchbook and basic drawing materials, and invite your friends! Drink & Draw occurs the first Wednesday of every other month and features a special theme and a guest artist. Admission to Drink & Draw is a $15 suggested donation. The event is BYOB, but we do have some wine and beer available with a donation.