June 7–9, 2019
Using a craft knife, learn to cut paper, Tyvek, and acetate in a variety of motifs, patterns, and imagery, from basic to elaborate. Build mirrored images, multiple templates, and snowflake-style symmetrical compositions by cutting layers together. We’ll then use these papercuts as stencils for direct surface-design application with spray paint, dye resist, and sewn appliqué, while also playing with layering and arranging intricate patterns together. All levels welcome; good eyesight or magnification and manual dexterity are needed. Register today!
June 9–15, 2019
Improvisational compositions to intricate designs, screen printing is infinitely versatile and tons of fun. Try various methods to create stencils on the screen: use low-tech grocery items and found-texture rubbings; paint and hand-cut paper stencils (see prior weekend’s class); and expose photo-emulsion film for finely detailed imagery. On the print table, explore composition, implied pattern, and repeat design as you layer prints into rich surfaces on clothing and fabric. All levels welcome; good eyesight or magnification and manual dexterity are advised. Register today!
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Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes. podielski.com