Teacher Feature: August Mack

Welcome to our new “Teacher Feature”, where we highlight some of the fabulous people that help keep our studio running!  This month it’s all about August, our fearless and fabulous screenprinting teacher! You will often find him in the basement at The Make Den, printing posters for various social awareness ventures.

A5xMXBTCQAA-6uDWhat is your favourite colour? Clear

3 words to describe you? Best of times

When did you start creating? I first got into sewing as a youth, when my mom would help me repair torn pants. Screen printing in 2006, when I was taught it by some friends.

Where did you learn your craft? Ste-Emilie Skillshare in Montreal

Who is your favourite designer / artist?

What is the most common question you get from students?
Will I be able to wash this ink out of my clothes? (no)

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What is one technique you still struggle with?  
mixing paint

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
anti-authoritarian praxis

What are you working on right now? printing a giant image of unicorns with words written all over them onto fabric for curtains

Give us one tip / trick that you use:  I work as systematically as possible, making it easier to learn for myself how different variables affect outcomes.