Block Printing Course
December 7 & 8, 2024 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Facilitated by Mary Jane Sarvis
Textile (Block Print on Fabric)
“With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft” - Henri Mattise
Class Size: limited to 14
Email Lindamarymasten@gmail.com to express interest
Send a check payable to MacCenter (44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, Vermont 05201)
Note: after November 7, 2024, deposit is non-refundable
If needed, there will be snow day make up classes.
Description of Course:
Day 1 of the course will include learning the basic process of block printing using a selection of handmade blocks from my personal studio collection. Students will bring their own textiles, paper, or objects to print on. Day 1 will also include a discussion about the different types and methods of block printing, and how to decide which method to use for personal projects.
Day 2 of the course will include students creating their own rubber blocks to print with. They will be walked through the process of designing, sketching, transferring, cutting, and printing their own images.
Oopsu 4 Pack Rubber Block Stamp Carving Blocks with Cutter Tools
Rubber Brayer Roller for Printmaking and More Crafts
These are the best inks. We can do just black and gold…or silver too. Up to you!
Limiting the number of colors is also due to rollers and palettes. I’d say 5 is tops without switching palettes.
This is the manufacturer’s site- good for knowledge but we buy from Dharma.
We will need a pad of tracing paper/ vellum and soft pencils for all.
THINGS TO PRINT ON:
bring cards and t-shirts. Also white tote bags. (Dharma is the main source)
Mary Jane will supply anything else needed from her studio.
Mary Jane Sarvis is a fine artist based out of Shaftsbury, Vermont. Known for her textile
art and printmaking, exploring mixed mediums and wearable fine arts. Mary Jane’s work has
been worn by the likes of Oprah, Carly Simon, and Courtney Love and featured in such
publications as People Magazine and Bill Cunningham’s column.
Graduated from Bennington College in 1979 with a BA in painting and printmaking.
MaryJane’s work has been praised as information veiled with color, texture, and symbolism from across space and time
Places to Stay in Bennington:
Knotty Pine, Hampton Inn, Best Western and Paradise Inn