On September 20th, we held the last of four artist-led workshops at the County of Los Angeles Public Library, Artesia Branch. Each workshop was led by a Los Angeles-based artist or designer and supported by the Friends Of The Library in Artesia. Participants learned about the ancient art of block printing and could create custom patterns on water color paper and muslin. Thank you Artesia for a great summer workshop series!
On November 23rd the Compton branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library sponsored a screen print workshop that was free and open to all ages. Residents learned about the history of screen printing, using water-based inks and printing on a 4 color press. They printed the state of California and Compton Library then added their own artwork to customize their t-shirts. Thanks to all the participants, volunteers and Jose for the great turn-out!
On Saturday, November 16th, the Leland R. Weaver branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library sponsored the second screen print workshop in South Gate park. Participants learned about the history of poster printing and printed two colors on recycled chipboard. The owl screen print could be cut out and made into a hanging mobile, used as a coloring book or folded in half to become pages of a new story. Thanks to all the participants and volunteers who made the day a success!
GriffinMade has been awarded a Creative Capacity Fund grant by the Center for Cultural Innovation! The grant will goes towards a collaboration with consultant Ashraf Ahmad to promote the upcoming Artist-Led Workshops at the Florence Avenue Public Library. The first three Artist-Led workshops are part of a pilot program to bring resources to youth in under-served neighborhoods around Los Angeles. With CCI's help, we will attempt to reach out to a greater audience of organizations and artists so we can continue to bring art to neighborhoods in the city. Thank you CCI!