DIY sessions: “Propaganda”

Image by Chris Lee

For our second workshop in this series, we will explore the power of propaganda and the role of art and design in historical and political movements, such as the Black Panthers and the Guerrilla Girls. This will be followed by a hands-on demonstration on how to screen print at home. Participants will have the opportunity to print either a poster or T-shirt (please bring your own T-shirt, 100% cotton if possible).

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“Resistance is a marathon”—Inspired by the actions taken by artists in other cities during the first 100 days of the new presidential administration, DIY sessions is a monthly series of artist-centered workshops from February through April, presented by Tina Dillman and El Museo. These workshops are free and open to the public.

About the artists

Tina Dillman is an independent curator, artist, and educator who is currently the artist/curator-in-residence at 500 Seneca. She has a deep interest in strengthening the resources of her local community, by actively contributing to the arts and cultural scene. For more information about her practice, visit

Chris Lee is a graphic designer, writer, and assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, Department of Art. His artistic research has focused on alternative currencies and their relation to political activism of the marginalized. He has been involved with an number of publications and has facilitated workshops around the globe.

Special thanks to Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) for their generous donation of screen printing supplies.