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Block Printing on Fabric with Kathryn Gauldin
Block Printing on Fabric with Kathryn Gauldin

Block Printing on Fabric with Kathryn Gauldin

Come learn about block printing and create your own work of art!

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Time & Location

Sep 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sep 15, 2019, 3:00 PM

Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA, USA

About the Exhibition

Block Printing on Fabric with Kathryn Gauldin

Instructor – Kathryn Gauldin

Schedule – September 14 & 15 (Saturday & Sunday) 10 AM – 3 PM each day

Member Tuition - $55.00, Non-Member Tuition - $68.75

Materials Fee - $25, Payable to Instructor, Includes: Set of dye paints for printing, (set includes primary colors, black, white and base extender) Instructor will also provide felt and other printing materials (blocks, glue,, etc). Students are invited to bring natural fiber fabrics (up-cycle clothing is nice to use for printing, as are napkins and other fabrics for further embellishment). Students bring any fabrics on which they want to print, objects that they are interested in, sketchbook/paper, pencil, eraser, dark pen (sharpie), paper scissors and labeled fabric scissors (I have scissors to use with questionable sharpness sometimes). Additional irons are helpful.

Ages - 18 and older

Class Description: After a brief introduction to printmaking, historical influences, patterns and a bit of math with discussion of positive and negative space, we will try an exercise on positive and negative space. After that, we will sketch a few designs and determine our best printing materials to use (I bring a few choices for texture and line), and assemble relief printing blocks.

About the Instructor: I have borrowed the phrase "multi-media artist" from my friend as I work with pattern, texture, structure and threads in a variety of ways. I studied painting and printmaking during my undergraduate degree time, became immersed in textiles and have a multi-media stew that keeps my interest and exploration in the ways things interact.

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