Printed Textiles 2 - Screen & Block Printing on Fabric
Over 10 sessions you will develop a personal textile print project and print onto fabric using paper-stencil silk-screen printing and block printing techniques. Working from personal imagery, drawings and collage you will develop a sketchbook of ideas and make hand cut paper stencils and printing blocks from foam, lino and other experimental printmaking materials. There will be time to develop your design ideas through both the silk-screen and block printing processes, learn how to mix textile inks and play with composition, colour, pattern and overprinting.
Throughout the course you will be shown the work of inspirational artists and designers and work towards a final printed textile piece such as a length of fabric, bag, t-shirt or tea towel, or a series of experimental samples.
Printed Textiles 2 is suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience who may have completed the textile block printing or textile printing with the heat press courses at Phoenix. It is part of a three term course which builds on different textile print techniques and design approaches, but can be taken on its own.
Previous students have used the course to rekindle their creative practice, build a textile portfolio for university arts applications, learn new skills and meet like-minded people.
Most materials are supplied although students will need to bring the following:
Plain white or lightly coloured linen/cotton 2 metres (which could be a repurposed piece of cloth such as a sheet or unpicked garment), or plain cotton/linen tote bag, or t-towel x 5, or mixture of each.
Small pieces/scraps of plain cotton/linen fabric for testing.
A3 hardback sketchbook and black fine liner.
Days: 10 Monday evenings
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Dates: 28 January - 1 April
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