Squeegee! A Screen Printing Workshop
Saturday 4 February, 11:00 to 13:00
Learn to screen print original posters! In this artist-led hands-on workshop, children will learn the basics of silkscreen printing, including stenciling and image transfer techniques. Using historical postcards from the Fouad Debbas Collection as inspiration and guided by savvy silkscreen printers, Soraya Ghezelbash and Vanessa Mouawad, children will use stencil and printmaking techniques to create their very own screen printed poster to take home.
Screen printing is a versatile printmaking technique based on the use of stencils. This medium has the advantage of overlapping many stencils to produce a detailed image, that can easily be reproduced into multiple editions of the same print.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they don’t mind getting messy.
This workshop is programmed in conjunction with the exhibition The Human Scale: Archeological Photographs from The Fouad Debbas Collection.
Vanessa Mouawad is a visual artist and printmaker. Her artistic research revolves around personal and collective memory, forgetfulness, and nostalgia. She teaches silkscreen printing at the Lebanese American University. Mouawad currently lives in Beirut, where she founded the silkscreen label Flood Factory.
Soraya Ghezelbash is an architect and artist currently based in Beirut. She works with a broad range of media including silkscreen, drawing, and installations. In December 2015, she started a collection of hand-silkscreened textile designs and also co-runs the silkscreen atelier Silkroad. She recently co-founded Shadows, a group of architects engaging neglected and prohibited spaces in Beirut. She is currently researching the relation between migration and the botanical heritage of the region by developing a graphical study on the endemic flora of Lebanon.