One of the oldest forms of art, block printing is both historical and accessible, as it involves simply creating a block, using ink or paint, and then transferring the image on to the receiving material. In this class, students will use nature or cultural heritage or other sources for inspiration, creating beautiful designs on fabric.
Join Karen Rognsvoog, experienced folk school teacher, for an introduction to block printing on fabric, using ‘heat set’ fabric paint. Learn how to carve your design on to a linoleum block and then transfer this design on to 100% natural fabrics (cotton and linen) to create napkins, table runners, scarf, or coasters. The class will cover design concepts such as pattern repetition, mirroring, color, shape. Students will leave with the objects created in class plus a new set of printing skills they can use in the creation of beautiful table cloths, printed fabric, or whatever and wherever their imagination leads them.
Students to bring: apron or old cloth that can get dirty
Our Location (unless otherwise specified):
Wilder Forest/River Grove School
14189 Ostlund Trail N.
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
If using GPS, enter River Grove Elementary as the destination, it works best!
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!