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Political Printmaking: Block-Printing Your Own Protest Art
Political Printmaking: Block-Printing Your Own Protest Art

Sat, Jun 08


Morgan Conservatory

Political Printmaking: Block-Printing Your Own Protest Art

Participants will receive a brief historical overview of printmaking as activism, including an introduction to famous political artists, learn about what makes impactful propaganda, and see examples of common elements and motifs in political art.

Date + Time

Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


Students will then design their own prints up to 8” x 10” that communicate their beliefs in striking, persuasive ways. Participants will go over how to design block printing, how to transfer an image, carving, and inking techniques, and how to hand-print on various surfaces. No experience required!

Student Supply List: Optional - Any special paper/fabric/craft board for printing, printed font alphabet for text-based work, laptop/iPad for quick research.

Instructor Bio: tahm lytle is a queer, Black, and Latine printmaker, musician, and activist based in Cleveland Heights. They are a studio artist and shop intern at Zygote Press, where they have received most of their printmaking training. Their art prioritizes accessibility–they use upcycled and secondhand materials when possible, and make works that are representative and easy to understand. When teaching, they seek to make students feel seen and heard as they explore personal muses to create compelling works.

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