Pocket Protest Poster Workshop
On April 25, 2019, I led my Pocket Protest Workshop for any and all comers at Central Print. This was part of my week-long residency and right in line with CP’s mission to bring affordable, approachable printmaking to any interested parties. All in all, about 8 people showed up–actually a great showing as the residency is new and is getting established in the community!
As each person came in, I explained the overall philosophy of Go High Signs: send signals that include all you can, demonize no one, love everyone. Then I encourages each participant to think of messages they would love to distribute in the world–as postcards, or as tip-ins into magazines at the doctor’s office, items slipped into napkin dispensers at restaurants–anywhere someone might love to receive a sudden kind word.
What I loved is that Marie Oberkirsch, the Executive Director of Central Print, was with me the whole time, facilitating printers and supporting me. She showed us all this incredibly facile way of setting the type using high-powered magnets which meant people could print within moments of finding their letters. This means I now know how I will keep pushing my workshops!