The Annex: Print Your Own T-Shirt with Sajeev Visweswaran
NOTE: The only ink color option is black so we highly encourage you to please bring a light colored canvas for screen printing.
Screen printing refers to a technique where images are printed onto any surface through a mesh screen which has an image or pattern on it. First, participants make a pencil drawing on paper, which we will trace onto the screens. In this technique participants will use screen filler (as a drawing medium) to mark the image directly on the screen. The image can be drawn with a fine brush. Once the screen filler is dried properly, the printing process will start. In the next stage, ink is pushed through the screen with a squeegee with the screen frame centered over the printing paper. This transfers the image to the printing surface.
Bring your own t-shirt. Printing supplies provided. Workshop is limited to 30 people.
About Sajeev Visweswaran: is a visual artist based in Ann Arbor, Sajeev works in many media and styles, and drawing always comes at the center of his work. He has maintained a focus on minimalist lines and measures etchings throughout his repertoire. Sajeev’s works draw on the tension between the mundane activities of everyday life and his political sensibilities, between his young life in village India and the world of fine art. He is fascinated by the intersection of the personal and the political, presence and absence, the domestic and the public. Sajeev received his training from the College of Art, New Delhi where he received his BFA, before completing his MVA at M.S. University, Baroda. His first solo show was held at 1,Shanthi Road, Bangalore in 2014, and his works have been selected for several exhibitions and group shows across India, as well as in Korea, Romania and France. He has attended residencies at 1,Shanthi Road, Bangalore in 2014 and the ‘Residence Price’ at the 13th Biennale Internationale de Gravure de Sarcelles, France in 2008. His work was also selected for The Fifth Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland în Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania in 2018. Recently he curated a four person exhibition, ‘Division, Commonality, Encounter’ at Scarab Club which was well received in the Detroit art community.