“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 March 25 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.
March 25, 2016
12pm – 2pm in ATC 3.705
To participate, you will need to
- RSVP by March 15 (use the form below)
- Submit a high-contrast image (700×700 minimum) by March 15 (use the form below)
- Bring an exacto knife and 3 colors of acrylic paint
- Optional: bring paper for screen printing. The screens will be 10×12 and 11×14.
Not sure which image to use? Browse these image repositories for high contrast images that are at least 700×700:
- 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