Saturday, April 27, 3 - 6 p.m., $60, materials included.
Carve your own unique design into soft rubber, then use fabric inks to print the design on a jersey-knit scarf. Participants walk away with a hand-carved stamp, for continued use on fabric or paper, and two block-printed scarves.
Saturday, May 4, 3 - 6 p.m., $60, materials included. Create one-of-a-kind, painterly prints using gelatin as a printing surface. Ink transfers beautifully from the smooth gelatin surface, with very little pressure. The material is very versatile, and while it can mimic traditional printing processes, it possesses its own unique qualities and the process lends itself to experimentation. Participants will be instructed in a variety of techniques, and then create a set of experimental prints.
Learn the process of creating woodblock prints, or "woodcuts". Participants will create a line drawing on wood, then carve away the negative space to produce a bold, linear "key block". We will then transfer the design to a second block to carve and add color. Printing techniques will be introduced, as well as instruction on using non-toxic Akua inks. The woodblocks can then be used to print an edition or experiment with color variations.
I hope you'll join me for some printmaking!