As part of PEER in the Library, One of My Kind (OOMK) are initiating a public programme of artist-led workshops that invite Shoreditch Library users to come together and create THE SHOREDITCH LIBRARY PRINT WORKSHOP (SLPW), a collaborative environment dedicated to experimental print production for all that takes inspiration from Augusta Savage's community workshops at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library, Harlem and Sister Corita Kent's approach to art education in the 60s. Join the SLPW and learn how to use your local library to make handmade publications, posters, badges, postcards, calendars and more. By the end of the workshop participants will be exhibiting authors and artists.
THE SHOREDITCH LIBRARY PRINT WORKSHOP proposes the library as a site of art production and its users as artists in residence. Using affordable everyday materials and office supplies to create challenging and creative art, the library is reiterated as a community space free for all in which art instruction is made accessible and can act as a catalyst for creative expression, protest, respite and joy.
OOMK will work with participants to transform the project space downstairs at Shoreditch Library into a functional workshop and open studio in which work will grow over the weeks, drawing on the library and local area for inspiration.
At the end of the three-month project, there will be a closing event to which all participants of the SLPW will be invited to come together to celebrate their work and launch a limited series Risograph zine documenting the workshops.