Open Factory | Screen Printing Workshop: Forever Warhol – Warhol Forever
- Time of day1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
- Target groupsKids & Families, Teenagers, Adults
- RegistrationFree of charge | No registration necessary | Join in at any time
Andy Warhol is world famous. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen one of his paintings. He turned everyday objects like a tin can or a flower into art, and often into reproduced superstar artworks. By using bright colors and reducing images to their essentials, he managed to bind zeitgeist and coolness in his works. That is also the case with the portraits he made of a wide variety of people. It was an honor to be portrayed by Warhol, because that could make you “immortal.” To this day, the prints of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley or Liz Taylor are stored in our collective memory.
In this workshop you will get to know the technique of screen printing yourself. At various stations we will introduce you to it and explore questions such as: How different can the effect of one and the same motif be, modified simply by lighter or stronger printing, by dark shadows and gaudy colors, or by different print layers? Which combination creates the most striking effect for you? How often must a motif be repeated in order to become an immortal image? How do you capture a certain zeitgeist in such a reduced representation? Following in Warhol’s footsteps, you can creatively explore his artistic practice.
The workshop will be run by artist Matt Wiegele. Born in Munich, he explored the city and its subculture with his skateboard. He played in various bands, graduated from college, worked in advertising for a few years and was a founding member and creative head of unitedskateboardartists. Since then he has been involved with independent art and cultural projects and was instrumental in the award-winning, EU-funded project “What’s The Deal?” He currently works with screen printing, objects and spaces.
THE OPEN FACTORY
Every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., the intergenerational drop-in format “Open Factory” provides the right setting to get creative with the whole family or with friends. Changing techniques and themes entice you to take part in varied artistic projects, and to stroll through the exhibitions. Whether drawing, painting, using different printing techniques or dancing, whether analog, digital or hybrid—we will take you into the world of colors and shapes and appeal to your imagination and creative spirit.
You’ll find more information about our artists and artwork in our digital creative lab: Factory. There you can explore creative projects to do at home and many other workshops and guided tours for your next museum visit.