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Printmaking Workshop: The People's Graphic Print Workshop

April 23, 2022
12 pm

Printmaking has historically been a primary means of proliferating political art and messages. Owing to its accessibility, it is still a preferred medium for protest and activism by groups and individuals with less funding or access to more technologically advanced means of printing. This workshop invites participants to follow in the footsteps of activists and movement-builders of the past to create their own print messages in linoleum from design to the final print.

Join us for a 90-minute printmaking workshop inspired by Leopoldo Méndez’s artist print collective and led by artist and educator Miriam Ruiz. During this hands-on experience, participants will learn how to combine text with simple yet dynamic graphics using linocut print techniques.

This event is designed in conjunction with the New Perspectives Talk at 11 am the same day, but participants do not need to have attended the earlier event.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Limited to 25 participants. 

The workshop has reached maximum registrants.
To add your name to the waiting list, please email kempereducation@wustl.edu.

About the facilitator

Miriam Ruiz is an interdisciplinary artist, art educator, and curator. As an artist, her practice centers around print media, the visual language of protest, and queering sociopolitical propaganda. She has a BFA in art education from McKendree University and an MA in art history, theory, and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently serves as School and Community Partnership Manager at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where she facilitates local school and community engagement with the museum. She is a founding member and vice president of the Latinx Artists Network, and in 2019 she co-curated Demography Is Destiny, St. Louis's first Latinx-only art show.

Image credits

Miriam Ruiz, 2022; Miriam Ruiz, La Mano, 2022. Relief print on paper. Images courtesy of the artist.

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