In four fabulous hours you will learn enough about the stencil process of screen-printing to begin printing in your home or studio. Using textile paints, fabric and easily removable stencils such as cut and torn paper and wax rubbings, we will create mono-prints, repeats, color overlays and discover the amazing variety of marks and textures possible with a screen and simple stencils.
No drawing or printing experience is required. While we will be printing on fabric, the process is applicable to paper as well. Screens, squeegees, textile paints and some fabrics will be provided, as well as detailed handouts. Appropriate for ages 18 and up.
Student supply list:
- Fabric – While Kerr will supply some fabric; you might want to bring white or light color fabrics (old sheet), t-shirts, aprons, tote bags….
- Small sharp scissors for cutting stencils (we will have some available if you have none)
- Roll paper towels
- Sketchpad or anything to create designs on
- Pencils and Ultra fine sharpie
- Apron or old shirt to protect clothing
Instructor will bring the following supplies: TEXTILE PAINTS, STENCIL MATERIALS AND MISC. STUFF:
- wax for rubbings
- transparent and opaque textile paints
- exacto knife
- small self-healing cutting mat
- books for reference and MORE stuff
$68.50 per person for non-members
$61.65 per person for members
$15 per person materials fee payable to instructor on day of class
About your instructor: Kerr Grabowski exhibits and teaches surface design, color and design workshops internationally. Known for her innovative approaches to dyeing and screening processes, Grabowski integrates her love of color, mark-making, and spontaneity with the challenge of creating one-of-a-kind silk fabrics, art wear and mixed media pieces. Formerly Head of Fibers at Peters Valley School of Craft in NJ, Kerr now maintains a studio in Bay St Louis MS.
A Mississippi Council on the Arts Fellowship Recipient and a NJ Arts Fellowship Recipient, Kerr is widely published, including Textiles Now, Ornament, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Arts Design Book Six, Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art, NY Times and an instructional DVD, Adventures in Surface Design. In her search for a more intuitive, painterly way to print fabric, Kerr created the process Deconstructed Screen Printing. She produced a DVD Deconstructed Screen Printing on her technique.
“Much of my work in textiles and clothing stems from an interest in cultures where art is an integral part of daily life-where mark making is a natural activity, a part of the celebration of being.”
For more on Kerr, read this article by Ellis Anderson in Gulf Coast Woman Magazine.