“All graffiti is low-level dissent, but stencils have an extra history. They’ve been used to start revolutions and to stop wars.” -Banksy
Join the Feminist MakerSpace on May 12 for a screen printing workshop. Jillian Round will use your images to make stencils and lead us through a workshop in which we screenprint on papers. Unlike most Feminist MakerSpace events, this one does require some supplies and an RSVP.
May 12, 2017
12pm – 2pm in the Visual Art Studio, aka the Art Barn
To participate, you will need to
- RSVP by May 10 (use the form below)
- Submit a high-contrast image ASAP, no later than May 10 (see guidelines, and use the form below)
- Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. We will work with chemicals, paint, and a high pressure water sprayer!
- The School of ATEC is sponsoring the supplies for the workshop. Optional: bring paper for screen printing. The screens will be 10×12
- See below for some help in image selection
Not sure if your image would make a good stencil? It should be high contrast, minimum 300 dpi, at least 700×700, and no larger than 8.5 x 11. Try out your image at http://stencilgram.com
Not sure which image to use? Browse these image repositories for high contrast images that are 300 dpi, at least 700×700, no larger than 8 1/2 x 11:
- Images and Other Media in the Online Collections at the Library of Congress
- Creative Commons licensed content at Flickr
- Search via Creative Commons website
- Or add a “creative commons” search engine to your browser’s list of search engines
- British Library public domain images on Flickr
- Photogrammar – “web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information”
- Finding Creative Commons licensed photos using Google
- When doing an image search, select “search tools” and filter by “usage rights”
- or use Google’s advanced image search: http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search
- Thomas Oppong, “These 39 Sites Have Amazing Stock Photos You Can Use for Free,” Medium
- Fair Use
- If you’ve exhausted the creative commons possibilities and still can’t find the right image to suit your needs, you can use copyrighted materials under Fair Use guidelines.
- You still have to give attribution and there are certain “best practices” in terms of the amount and context of the materials.
- For more information on best practices in media literacy education, visit http://cmsimpact.org/fair-use/best-practices/code-best-practices-fair-use-media-literacy-education