Block Printing on Textiles

October 21 - October 22, 2023

Block Printing on Textiles


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $375
Material Fee: $80

In this extended series of Block Printing on Textiles get a more involved and thorough look into this fun process. You will start by carving a smaller “soft carve” block and print the first day away, while also starting to carve a linoleum block for their second day. Day 2 focuses on printing yardage while we speak about all the possibilities this medium has to offer. Each participant will receive a soft block in the size of 4″x6″ (which can be cut smaller or into two) and a linoleum block in the size of 4″x5″. Artworks can be as large as the block’s maximum size, but not required to be. The soft carve block can be used to create a two-color or multiple images, because it can be cut up into smaller pieces. There will be plenty of time to print two pieces, possibly more, depending on how complicated the design.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

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



Karin Persan

Karin Persan of Better Than Jam  is a hands on textile designer, fine art screen printer and painter, working from her showroom and studio in Brooklyn, NYC.  She received her BFA in 2001 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she focused in Fiber and Material Studies as well as printmaking, ceramics, figure drawing and photography.  Starting around 2006 she began working under the name “Better Than Jam” where she creates a line of clothing, accessories, and homegoods using her hand dyed and printed textiles.  In early 2010 she opened a boutique of the same name, which grew and then recently downsized into the perfect size located in Brooklyn, NYC where one can visit to take classes and browse her creations. Her studio and teaching style center around and focus on creating works while being eco conscious and as low impact as possible.

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