Learn and explore the basic technique of block printing. We will spend the morning exploring the basic ways to carve a block and successfully print on paper and fabric. I'm looking forward to teaching you all of my tips and tricks and share my favorite tools and techniques.
In the afternoon, we will spend some time exploring repeat patterns and using classic prints in a modern way. We will then have time to work on patterns and projects together. I can't wait to see what you create!
I fell in love with this art form because is it versatile, simple to learn, and fun! You will come away from this class with a couple of completed projects, plenty of inspiration to create your own prints... and probably a bit of ink on your fingers.
No experience necessary
Everything will be supplied for you, but if you would like to bring a finished item for printing such as a onesie, tote bag, etc, please do!
$15 (includes block carving tools, two carving blocks, paper, printmaking paper, tags, wrapping paper, linen fabric which will be used for furoshiki, linen scarf of table runner; we will share ink, plexiglass and brayers for printing)
Samantha Hirst is the artist, designer and founder of Inklore and Good Measure, a handmade housewares and accessories company. Since 2008 Samantha has sold her goods worldwide in her online shop as well as in select shops including Terrain and Stone Barns Center.
In 2012 Samantha began working under her own name and is currently selling prints, paper goods and occasional collections of sewn goods.
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