In 1871, before Posada was out of his teens, his career began with a job as the political cartoonist for a local newspaper in Aguascalientes, El Jicote (“The Bumblebee”). The newspaper closed after 11 issues, reputedly because one of Posada’s cartoons had offended a powerful local politician. Posada went on to become a renowned printmaker and engraver.
La Printeria will demonstrate screen printing and allow the attendees to print and then color their own Posada print.
La Printeria is a community printmaking project founded and managed by Harvey Mireles. The primary purpose of La Printeria is to introduce the art of silkscreen printmaking to youth in the city of San Antonio.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Adults must be accompanied by a youth.