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STRIKE WHILE THE INK IS HOT!: History of Political Print (ONLINE)

This online lecture and image workshop class will dive into the radical history of political printmaking and graphics focusing on BIPOC, women, queer artists and activists. We will look at artwork discussing facism, xenophobia, police brutality, racism, misogyny, capitalism– all with the goal of creating more knowledge and accountability as critical thinkers, artists and activists. The print mediums we will explore range from lithography, relief, screen, etching and risograph. Lectures serve as a crash course looking into the urgent art history of political printmakers from Jose Guadalupe Posada to Kathe Kollwitz and contemporary artists cooperatives like Justseeds. Students will gain knowledge on the ever growing history of arts activism and gain new design insight. We will learn from these complex intersecting histories and also have a space to share and workshop political images culminating into a zine.

Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $175
  • Location: Online
  • Instructor: Kate Laster
  • 6 Classes
  • Monday, October 18, 2021 — November 22, 2021
  • 6pm — 8pm


About the Instructor:

Kate Laster is an artist, educator, and critical historian. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Evergreen State College in 2015 and in 2019 she received a MA & MFA in History & Theory of Contemporary Art and Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking at San Francisco Art. Collaboration is an essential heartbeat to her practive: She has worked with Woosh Kinaadeiyi, the SF Poster Syndicate, Palace of Trash, Resolana, and with her collaborator, Steph Kudisch as Hevra Kadhia. She has taught at SFAI continuing ed, San Francisco Center for the Book, ARTIVATE: Public Art Now! through Collective Action Studio, and more. Laster currently work as a full time studio assistant at Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program. As an educator, she focuses on accessibility and dismantling structural inequity in the arts through donation-based art.