This past Saturday, Associate Professor of Art Dustyn Bork was the featured artist at the Arts and Science Center (ASC) in Pine Bluff, Arkansas for ASC’s Family Fun Day. Bork taught visitors about the printmaking technique of screen printing, instructed them how to print shirts, and encouraged a dialogue between the wearable artworks they produced and the imagery in his exhibition. The workshop had over 50 participants ranging in all ages.
Bork printed t-shirt designs from his exhibition “Complex Shapes and Empty Space” showing at the ASC.
“I worked with the mostly youth audience to demonstrate how to screen print, with some adults even getting in on the hands-on art project,” said Bork. “They were all very enthusiastic and quick learners. I then tasked the participants with finding the shapes they printed on their wearable art in the exhibition. I wanted them to consider how art is designed and ways visual concepts are explored.”
ASC intern Nebo Evans, who documented the event with photography, said the event was “a pleasure” to work, and it had been the most popular event she had worked so far.
“I had a blast,” said Bork. “I could have kept going all day—but we ran out of time and shirts.”