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Tortilla Social Printmaking and Portable Press Building

June 2 - 7, 2024

Salvador Jiménez-Flores  ·  salvadorjimenezflores.com

Workshop at a glance

In Tortilla Social Workshop students will learn the process of designing and building their own portable printing press as well as designing and printing an edition of their own.


  • Basic woodworking skills
  • Basic to advanced printmaking techniques
  • Art as social practice


  • Carving tools
  • Speedy-Carve blocks


  • Learn the history of printmaking
  • Build a portable printing press
  • Make prints
  • Print portfolio exchange

Artist Bio

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. He explores the politics of identity and the state of double consciousness. Jiménez-Flores addresses issues of colonization, migration, “the other,” and futurism by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. His work spans from community-based work, drawing, ceramics, prints, and mixed media sculpture. Jiménez-Flores has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Museum of Art and Design amongst others. He served as Artist-In-Residence for the city of Boston, Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University, and Kohler Arts Industry. Jiménez-Flores is a recipient of Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants and The New England Foundation for the Arts, Threewalls’ RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellowship Grant, and he is a 2021 United States Artist Fellow. Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an Assistant Professor in ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • Salvador Jiménez-Flores
  • Salvador Jiménez-Flores
  • Salvador Jiménez-Flores
  • Salvador Jiménez-Flores
  • Salvador Jiménez-Flores
  • Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Workshop Description

Tortilla Social is a participatory project that will transform public spaces through the use of printmaking as a tool for self-expression, advocacy, and art education, and celebrate food as a uniter of community. Students will engage in a variety of printmaking techniques and gastronomical explorations. This workshop will be have the extension of guiding students how to build their own portable printing press, make print editions and add a gastronomical component to their printing press (optional).


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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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