Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts Association Screenprint education training is full!

Oklahoma City — The Paseo Arts Association‘s class on screen print art, led by Rick Sinnett, is sold out!

Sinnett will offer a grassroots, punk rock, on the morning of screen-printing. The fortunate participants will learn each part of the process, with a step-by-step demo by Sinnett including how to burn a screen in the sun and then pull an original two-color screen print themselves.

According to a press release from the association, participants will “walk away with their very own piece of art designed by Sinnett, hand-pulled by you.”

Although the highlighted class is sold out, the waitlist is accessible if you email theresa@thepaseo.org.

The artist — of Mustang, Oklahoma — will teach from July 30 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rick Sinnett is a muralist, printmaker and curator. He is self-taught and has referred to himself as a folk artist. His artwork, which characteristically has bold lines, also typically includes vibrant colors and repeated patterns.

His early artistic career took him to California where he adopted the moniker Mothman, due to the animals and natural elements which serve as the foundation of his compositions.

There he sold his screenprints and ink drawings. He also began giving away hand-drawn artworks in exchange for the recipient expressing concern or kindness to others whom they may encounter. This initial exchange became the basis for his “art for the people” approach to his career, including murals and “art drops” using social media, and often large helium-filled balloons to give away prints.

Though he still produces silkscreen artworks and acrylic mandala paintings, Sinnett has become most known for his large murals that can be seen in Tulsa, Pauls Valley, Norman, El Reno and other locations along Route 66.

In addition to his mural projects, Sinnett continues to exhibit his paintings and prints. In 2014, he had a one-person show, Lotus Flowers and Butterflies, at the Myriad Botanical Gardens Crystal Bridge Gallery in Oklahoma City.

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Note: Pat McGuigan, who prepared this story from information provided by the Paseo Arts Association, is publisher, founder and editor of CapitolBeatOK.com, an independent, locally managed and non-partisan news service based in Oklahoma City. He writes regularly on matters of public policy. Pat is also an award-winning arts and entertainment writer.