Printing a 30’ Golden Week Banner
This workshop is part of our Master Printer Series.
For centuries, the Japanese have celebrated Golden Week, a week of celebrations in early May when families, temples and imperial palaces hang colorful banners and kites representing different members of families: fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters. The banners, formerly known as “Boys’ Day Banners,” became officially “Children’s Day” banners in 1948. This workshop’s goal will be for each student to produce a 30’ banner of their own, using block printing techniques to create colorful designs. We will experiment making initial designs on paper using colored tape, then carve blocks and print on fabric. No previous experience necessary.
All printmaking inks and supplies, as well as cloth and supplies for banners, included in materials fee.
An artist, painter and printmaker, Daniel Heyman is driven by his social concerns and has striven through his work to give dignity and voice to victims of violence. He is a recipient of Guggenheim and Pew Fellowships, and numerous research grants has had residencies at Dartmouth College; MacDowell; Yaddo, the Awagami Paper Factory and Nagasawa Art Park in Japan and in Herzliyah, Israel. Heyman’s work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art; St Louis Museum of Art; Yale University Art Gallery. Heyman lives and works in Rhode Island. Recent solo exhibitions include exhibitions at Spring Break Art Show in New York (2020), CR Ettinger Studio and Gallery (2020), the Amon Carter Museum of Art in Fort Worth, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence. Heyman teaches at RISD, Princeton and the PAFA.