Eight Screen Printing Workshops in Eight Days With Over 400 Students and Teachers!
From Friday May 27th to Friday June 3rd, we hosted EIGHT workshops at eight amazing CPS schools across the City of Chicago! From Belmont Cragin to Little Village to Pullman, we worked with over 400 students and teachers to screen print t-shirts and prints.
Each school was a Shared Walls participant in the 2021-22 cycle who had been super involved and engaged, so we thought they deserved an extra special celebration to end the year right.
So, we arrived at each school in the Mural on Wheels, ready to get creative–and a little messy!
Eight Successful Workshops in Eight Days!
We set up our screen printing screens and ink, put on some tunes, and hung up our clothesline to let prints and shirts dry. For some schools we printed on paper, while others printed on t-shirts.
We had two IPMM designs ready to go: the Art Is a Human Right foursquare design and the Art is Power design. At Northwest Middle School we had a bonus design created by the eighth grade class! Their Class of 2022 design was inspired by the art of Keith Haring.
Students got to pick their color combination and pull their own prints! There’s nothing better than the Ooh’s and Aah’s when we lifted the screen and revealed each print. We answered tons of questions about screen printing as we helped the students to hang their prints to let them dry. At the end of each workshop, we invited teachers to pull their own prints as well.
To book your own Mural On Wheels workshop, contact us via the form on the bottom of this page. Workshops can be adapted to different age groups, contexts, and group sizes. They could be perfect for a team building activity, corporate retreat, birthday party, or end of the year celebration!
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