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  • January 13, 2018 – 9:30 am

Two-day poster workshop: Persuaded by Posters

January 12: 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the Frist Center
January 13: 9:30–11:00 a.m. at Hatch Show Print

$20 members; $25 not-yet members (series discount available, see below*)
All skill levels welcome; ages 18 and older only
Registration required by January 5. Limited to 15 participants. REGISTER HERE.
Questions? Call 615.744.3355.

Join us for exclusive conversations on the power of print and posters, and how they inspired, informed, and persuaded Americans to play crucial roles in World War I. Grab this rare chance to talk one-on-one with both a Frist Center curator and a Hatch Show print educator on the significance of prints in America and their place in our Nashville story. On Day 1 of this workshop, you’ll participate in a guided tour of the exhibition World War I and American Art, during which special attention will be paid to posters by both famous and forgotten illustrators. On Day 2, respond to the exhibition and its themes by making and sharing your own poster in the Hatch Show Print classroom.

Hatch Show Print, started in 1879, was a busy letterpress shop during the early 1900s and has continued to meet the printing needs of its customers. Each Hatch Show Print poster is a unique creation, individually handcrafted and inked onto paper with the centuries-old technique of letterpress printing.

“Persuaded by Posters” is part of the Frist Center’s World War I and American Art Studio Workshop Series. The other workshops in the series are “Two-day painting workshop: The Greats and Their Abstract Response, with Lakesha Moore” (October 11 and 18, 2017) and “Two-day historic photography workshop: Vandyke Brown Printing, with Erin Kice” (November 10–11, 2017). *Save money by signing up for all three workshops at the same time: the price of the full series is $90 for Frist Center members and $125 for the general public. To add multiple workshops to your shopping cart, click the REGISTER HERE link on each of the workshop webpages. The discount will automatically be taken once you have added all three workshops to your shopping cart. 

World War I and American Art, the first major exhibition to examine how American artists reacted to the First World War, will be on view at the Frist Center from October 6, 2017, through January 21, 2018.
 

James Montgomery Flagg (1877–1960). I Want YOU for U.S. Army, Nearest Recruiting Station,1917. Poster, 40 x 29 1/2 in. Collection of Walton Rawls. Photo: The Library Company of Philadelphia

 

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