Repeat pattern & motif paper cuts for screen printed textiles (Aug 2017) — Overview
The art of folding and cutting paper lends itself to almost any style be it geometric, abstract, floral, illustration or cartoon. We will be exploring this art as a way to create a stencil for printing textiles.
We will look at ways of using paper cuts to make a repeat pattern or a single motif and will then use those paper cuts as stencils to print onto fabric. Students will create 1 or 2 colour printed square or squares of fabric suitable for a headscarf or large handkerchief.
The session will proceed as follows:
Introduce ourselves and the workshop,
Show some examples followed by demonstration.
Second paper cutting either a second design or second colour.
Look at and discuss results
If you have some sketches/ideas for patterns please bring these along. If you have fabric that you would like to print on please bring this along – it should be white or a light colour, light-medium weight cotton or linen (no silk or wool please). Additional fabrics will be provided.
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 14:00
Start Date: 22/08/17
End Date: 22/08/17
Materials and Equipment
Materials for this course are included in the booking but please feel free to bring your own fabrics too. Please wear old clothes/an overall and strong, flat, closed-toe footwear.
Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.