Atlan Arceo-Witzl welcomes you to a night of political print history and new political art making! Beginning with an exciting introduction to the famous Mexican workshop and artist collective Taller Gráfico Popular (The People’s Graphic Workshop), Atlan will inspire us with the many ways that artists and activists have used print and design for social justice, building community, distributing graphics for revolutionary movements.
Next we will move into our own political art making. Maybe you want to make a collage, poster, or slick infographic about racial justice or public health. Or you might get inspired to draw satirical cartoons or make one of their present-day cousins: The Meme! This Drink & Draw will be a chance to give your ideas some direction and bounce them off other creative folks, whatever stage they’re in. We’ll share what we’re working through right now and leave with clear, strong imagery to take out into our current moment.
Atlan Arceo-Witzl is a Mexican-American visual artist and creator whose work is concerned with everyday rituals, icons, symbols, objects, and language. In his artistic practice, his current points of focus are the cultural production of print ephemera, craft of the sign-painting industry, redefining “American” through a Latinx lens, and documenting/ recording of events across multiple mediums/ languages. He is a graduate of Skidmore College with a Bachelors of Science in Studio Art with a concentration in relief printmaking and sculpture. He lives in Chicagoland, IL pursuing a career in the arts and education while enjoying the fascinating human game of communication.
Zoom Meeting ID: 950 5745 0987
– Political Cartoons
– Bumper Stickers
– Informational Pamphlets
– Paper of any kind
– Drawing or painting materials
– Smartphone or tablet for digital graphics and memes
– Collage materials for handmade “analogue” memes
Drink & Draw [Virtual] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Events are currently scheduled each Wednesday through May 6. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB!
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