Deconstructing Nature

July 16 - July 20, 2021

Deconstructing Nature


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $65

Let Nature be your muse as you explore a different facet of screen printing on fabric via fiber reactive dyes and basic screen stencils such as wax and paper, deconstructed screen-printing, polychromatic printing, direct dye application and more. In this workshop, we will use the screen in an intuitive, experimental way as well as in a stencil based, more traditional way. Expect to come away with personal rather than technique based forms of expression. Eco printed fabrics and papers as well as plain cellulose and silks are appropriate.

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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Kerr Grabowski

Bay St Louis MS based artist, Kerr Grabowski, is known for her mixed media work and elegantly whimsical wearable pieces. After twenty-two years in rural New Jersey, nine of them heading the Fibers Program at Peters Valley School of Craft, Kerr returned in 2011 to her Mississippi roots. Kerr is an enthusiastic workshop leader, fostering experimentation and play as well as technical skills. She is a recipient of both the Mississippi Council on the Arts Fellowship and the NJ Arts Fellowship and exhibits and teaches internationally. In her search for a more direct and painterly way to print, Kerr developed Deconstructed Screen Printing. She produced the DVD Deconstructed Screen Printing on her technique. Follow her on Instagram:@lizzykerr and on Facebook: kerrgrabowskidesign

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