Join AIGA DC for a screen printing session at Open Studio DC in the Ivy City neighborhood. Print alongside DC Design Week Illustrator, JD Deardourff in a hands on, learn-by-doing workshop. You’ll be pulling ink on DC Design Week posters that will be plastered all around DC! Come in, get your hands dirty, and learn some things along the way.
Registration opens Oct. 2 at 12:00 p.m.
About JD Deardourff
JD Deardourff is an artist, screen printer, muralist and designer currently residing in Washington, DC. In 2012 Deardourff received a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied with Karl Wirsum and Albert Oehlen. Deardourff is interested in the vocabulary of comic book art: exaggeration, energy, movement, contour line, the interplay of sequential images, and most importantly, artificial color. Deardourff collages this imagery into unpredictable, abstract, and bittersweet compositions that are simultaneously optimistic and apocalyptic.
Deardourff has exhibited screen prints, collages, and paintings in Paris, Chicago, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC. In 2015 Deardourff was a Yaddo Fellow and an Artist in Residence at the Strathmore Mansion. He is currently a Fellow at Touchstone Gallery and the Resident Artist at Open Studio DC. In 2017 Deardourff participated in Pow Wow DC, an international street art mural festival. In addition to his personal artwork, Deardourff has collaborated with commercial clients including Burton Snowboards, DC Comics, Converse, Sam Adams, Sweetgreen, Cava Grill, Honeygrow, Misfit Juicery, RAMP Records and the DC Department of Public Works.
Follow Deardourff on Instagram @jddeardourff, and visit www.deardourff.com.
The nearest metro stop is NoMa-Gallaudet U New York Ave Station. It’s a 25 minutes walk to the Ivy City neighborhood. The closest bus stop is the D8, which is a 6 minute walk away.