Distance + Care: Mail Art and Beyond online workshop
March 14th, 2021 2:00 PM
- Instructor: Kate Laster
- Workshop Type: Arts
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: March 14th, 2021 2:00 PM
- Workshop End: March 28th, 2021 3:30 PM
- Sessions: 3
This is a 3-session online workshop.
In this online studio class we will learn about the vast possibilities of mail art through the work of Ray Johnson, scouting ephemera and the punk rock legacy of zines while doing in-class workshops focusing on collage techniques that incorporate found materials, text, drawing and humor. Each session will provide an online space for artists of all skill sets to work with feedback and community, while offline we will begin to establish artistic correspondences!
Materials to Bring:
-Good pens (Sakura Gelly Rolls or Paper Mate work super well)
-Collage materials (photographs, scraps of paper, old notes, stamps, etc)
-Any desired extra drawing materials (highly recommend watercolor kits such as Van Gogh or Kuretake Gansai Tambi)
Workshop Fee: $100
Date & Time: 3 Sundays :: March 14, 21 & 28, 2021 :: 2-3:30pm Pacific time
Location: Online over Zoom
Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Kate Laster
Kate Laster is an interdisciplinary printmaker. Born in Anchorage and raised all over Alaska from Utqiagvik to Juneau, a sense of place is tethered to her practice. She received a Bachelor of Arts at Evergreen State College in 2015 and in 2019 a MA+MFA in History & Theory of Contemporary Art and Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Collaboration is an essential heartbeat to Laster’s practice. She has worked with Woosh Kinaadeiyí, the SF Poster Syndicate, Palace of Trash, Resolana & with her collaborator, Steph Kudisch as Hevra Kadisha. She has shown work in California, Washington, New Mexico, Vermont, Alaska and Pennsylvania as well as internationally in Berlin and Osaka. Laster has recently been an A.I.R. at the Vermont Studio Center, In Cahoots (as part of Hevra Kadisha) & at the Open Windows Cooperative.
Past Student Reviews:
“I learned about a completely new genre of art that inspired me.”
“Kate shared her vision of mail art and the variety of ways to go about creating mail art. She was endlessly encouraging and a joy to have as an instructor.”
“[I liked the] sense of community among participants.”