Screenprinting - Expand Your Art Practice with Multiple Techniques

Starts - Saturday 30 October 2021

Khalid Mezaina entered the art world working as a graphic designer and programme coordinator for UAE based organisations including Sharjah Art Foundation and Tashkeel. This proximity and integration in the arts community inspired him to pursue his own creative endeavours. In 2010, Khalid began his own personal practise, focusing on illustration and surface based design and art. Khalid actively participates in exhibitions, projects and residencies both in the UAE and abroad, and facilitates workshops for children and adults, sharing his knowledge on print based creative practises. Along with a BS in Visual Communication from the American University of Sharjah in 2006, Khalid graduated in 2018 from the Rhode Island School of Design, with an MFA in Textiles. His commissioned and self-initiated projects range from prints, installations and murals, to designs for publications, stationary, packaging, apparel and textiles. His works are a reflection of his influences and personal interests, as well as things that are on his mind – a nod to comic books, music and dance, traditional costumes and textiles from around the world, the impact of matriarchy in his life, and daily findings from around the city he calls home. Khalid hopes that his work reaches out to a wider audience that moves beyond gallery walls and exhibitions spaces, and puts a smile on people’s faces.

Schedule:

Dates and Times:
30th October and 6th November 2 - 5pm
31st October and 7th November: 6 - 9pm

Capacity:

5 spaces left

Location:

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Fees:

AED 780.00

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Tashkeel reserves the right to reschedule any gathering in adherence to current Dubai Government regulations. As such, all workshops and events are socially-distanced and capacities are limited. Visitors to Tashkeel are required to submit proof of vaccination upon registration/arrival, wear masks at all times and use the sanitiser stations available.

Join this screenprinting workshop series with artist Khalid Mezaina who will introduce printing enthusiasts to the fundamentals of the process and how one can be playful and experimental to fit one's current art practice. Khalid will guide participants on ways to be playful and experimental to help push their existing art practice.

This workshop is ideal for artists / designers looking to access new techniques to enhance their practice or refresh their knowledge in screenprinting.

The workshop will be split between 4 sessions and will include:

  • Basic introduction and understanding of tools and terminologies used in screen printing.
  • Screen printing with paper stencils.
  • Creating stencils by directly drawing onto screens using drawing fluid and screen filler.
  • Preparing your artwork/design so it is screen ready
  • Screen printing with photo emulsion and the exposure unit.
  • Understanding how to prepare files digitally to print onto acetate/transparent film
  • Printing on multiple surfaces – paper, textiles, etc.

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