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Block Printing Patterns

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Block Printing Patterns
Jenna Lechner
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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February 25, 2020
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March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Learn how to create repeating patterns and how to print those patterns onto paper and fabric. The goal of this workshop is to learn the basics of block printing by carving rubber blocks. We will also learn about different repeating pattern structures and how to construct them effectively and seamlessly. This knowledge can be applied to create things like patterned fabric for clothing, stationery, wallpaper, gift-wrap and much more. At the end of the workshop you will have a hand-printed set of napkins and many samples, including several carved blocks to print more at home.

About the Instructor(s)

Jenna Lechner is an illustrator, writer and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. Born in Montana, she received a BFA in printmaking from the University of Oregon. She has been teaching art in the Portland area for the last seven years. Her practice focuses on observing the natural world, creating a one-on-one relationship with students and developing a deep understanding of the intersection between fine art and craft. Some of her illustration and writing clients include Adobe, Pentel Arts, HTC Mobile, the Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, DailyServing and Postfilm Design. This is her second year teaching at Sitka.

Materials List: Students Bring

• All supplies provided by the instructor

• Students are encouraged to bring a piece of art they have created in the past, to get to know one another and our talents.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Speedball Speedy Carve blocks

• Speedball Speedy Cut blocks

• Bench hooks

• Lino cutters plus gouges

• Brayers

• Fabric Ink

• Variety of Fabric and Paper Stamp pads

• Tracing Paper

• Newsprint

• Pencils

• Irons

• Muslin fabric to print on

• Tea Towels to print on

• Paper to print on

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