Saturdays, October 15, 22 and 29, 11am-3pm
Have you ever thought about designing and printing your own curtains, fabric, or wallpaper? In this workshop, you will learn various dyeing and printing techniques in creating sumptuous patterned fabric. We will begin the workshop with an introduction to natural and fiber-reactive dyes which will create a varied base color on the fabric. We will then work with both screenprinting and block printing techniques to create rich layers of imagery. Repeat pattern making, working with transparent base, overdyeing and overprinting, and various fabric applications will also be demonstrated and demystified in the workshop.
Level: Intermediate – Introduction to Screenprinting on Fabric or Paper, or equivalent experience (6 hours), required.
Registration closes October 6, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.
Registration includes a $65 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including dyes, printing blocks, ink, tape, newsprint, and darkroom supplies. It also covers a brand new silkscreen for students to keep!
Students will also need to supply additional materials of their own, including:
Gretchen Schermerhorn is a printmaker and hand papermaker and currently serves as Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University, and since then has completed artist residencies at The Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland, California State University and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Florida. Her prints, installations, and works on paper works have been exhibited around the country and internationally, and her work is part of the Montgomery County Public Art Trust, Anne Arundel Community College’s print collection, and the Janet Turner Print Collection. You can learn more about her work at www.gretchenschermerhorn.com.