Block Carving & Printing on Fabric

June 25 - June 29, 2021

Block Carving & Printing on Fabric


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $70

This workshop is an introduction to the art of relief block carving and printing on fabric; perfect for quilters or painters wanting to expand their creative options! Demonstrations & specific exercises teach skills in designing, cutting blocks, and printing using transparent pigments with infinite color mixing options. Printing will be explored on a variety of surfaces from basic yardage to T-shirts, bandanas, and scarf blanks. Explorations in registration, color overlays, and creative approaches supported by many examples of designs add to the flow of ideas. Participants will receive valuable information and handouts. Carving is done with a basic set of inexpensive tools that last a lifetime. The pigments are water-based, non-toxic, and permanent when heat set.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Jeanne Brady

Jeanne Brady is an artist and Professor Emerita of fibers living near Nashville Tennessee. Drawing, block carving, and printing imagery have always been central to her art making. Jeanne’s textile work ranges from pieced & stitched wall art to sculptural garments and home goods. Her work has won numerous awards and been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

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