Class participants will mix different content through a process of manual making and digitization. They will learn the basic principles of design and apply them to designing their own composition. Additionally, students will learn about type and typography and leave the weekend workshop with artwork that can be framed, used as postcards, or more.
NOTE: Basic computer knowledge is helpful but not required. Students are encouraged to bring their own paintings, sketches, small objects, etc., to include in their work.
Pouya Jahanshahi is an Iranian-born graphic designer, educator, and filmmaker, currently teaching as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Oklahoma State University. Migrating from Tehran to London and then Los Angels, he considers himself a global citizen.
His M.A. research “ Anatomy of a Visual Message” explored the realm of semiotics and the process of visual communication. He received his MFA in Graphic Design and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Under the mentorship of Ed Fella and Lorraine Wild, his thesis research focused on the global development of what he has termed “Hybrid Visual Cultures”, where cross-pollination of cultures has resulted in the birth of new visual realms and typographic forms.
He has presented on such related issues internationally including at ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) and IGDS (Iranian Graphic Design Society) among others. Mr. Jahanshahi stays active in issues involving design and academia on both sides of the globe. He expresses his passion for the beauty of Calligraphy and Typography in local and international collaborative projects and workshops.
While researching and lecturing on such related issues internationally, his current projects include the upcoming documentary film “The Visual Language of Iranian Graphic Design” as well as co-founding the art/design collective “Local/Not Local.” As a founding partner at Pasaj Collaborative and the 20×20 Posters For Peace project, Mr. Jahanshahi strives to use the universal language of design to encourage his audience to move beyond synthetic human boundaries towards a place of unity and peace.
Thanks to the generosity of many donors, ahha Tulsa provides camp, class, and workshop scholarships to currently enrolled K–12 students with demonstrated financial need.
To apply for a scholarship for this program, please complete this form (do not complete registration at the link to the right). A letter of support from a caseworker or school counselor is required for consideration.
Programs and dates are subject to change. Ahha Tulsa reserves the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment or other conflicts, including inclement weather. If cancellation occurs, registered participants will be contacted by ahha staff and will be refunded the full tuition. If another session is available, we will be more than happy to transfer your enrollment to that session.
Beyond cancellations, no refunds or exchanges.