TEXTILES SUMMER SESSION 5
JULY 16–28, 2023
Print What You Sew
Print happiness by the yard! Using simple, eco-friendly methods, students will produce their own screenprinted fabric and turn some into easy textile projects: tea towels, tote bags, smocks, etc. We’ll develop formal repeat patterns as well as improvisational designs using cut paper, mark-making, technology, and forms from nature. We’ll mix custom ink colors, learn to screenprint, and then print and print and print. This workshop is for those interested in textiles and surface design whether the intent is to continue screenprinting, to use print-on-demand services, or just to have a great time with design inspiration. Basic sewing skills will be useful, but this workshop is open to all levels.
Notes: This workshop takes place in a third-floor walk-up studio that has partial access by a stair lift. The studio fee for this workshop is estimated at $225-275 per student.
Studio artist working as Blue Skies Workroom; teaching: Virginia Commonwealth University, Visual Arts Center of Richmond; representation: Penland Gallery, Candela Gallery (VA), Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh), Artful Home (collaboration with Good Quilt Company); projects/awards/residencies: Form and Function Box (Alma’s Gallery), Pyramid Atlantic Denbo Fellowship, Made in Virginia Award, Artist in Residence at VCU School of Business.