Block printing is one of the most accessible, simple, and oldest forms of print making. Taught by local surface pattern designer Skye McNeill of Orozco Studio, students will learn a brief history of block printing around the world, related applications, and contemporary practices. The first half of the class will cover successful motif creation, placed and repeat pattern layouts, differences in printing for textiles or paper, and proper carving techniques. The second half of the class will focus on printing the blocks onto fabric. Students will have the opportunity to try out different colors and layouts on test fabric before applying their blocks to a tote bag they will take home.
Along with their tote bags students will leave with a block printing kit, which includes a cutter with 3 blades, a brayer, and a tube of black ink.
Class size is limited to allow for individual instruction.
Refreshments will be provided.