Welcome to the creative world of textile arts & printmaking!!! In this class, we will explore various dying methods (anyone heard of ice-dyeing?) as well as printing with linocut on fabric and paper. Artbarn will provide all the necessary materials needed to transform your ideas into bold, dramatic pieces. You will learn the basics of how to print with lino-blocks, trying simple black and white prints, reduction prints and even jelly prints! Beginners are welcome, as well as those with experience in the medium. Each student will receive individual attention at their level. Carving tools, rollers, lino-blocks, inks, ice-dye, fabric and paper will be provided, just bring yourself and we’ll prepare the rest!
Please note this is an in-person class. All of our staff are fully vaccinated. Both vaccinations are required for participants coming into the studio for classes. Proof of vaccination in the form of an email or printed receipt is required (we will ask for this on the first day of class).
- Week 1: Welcome, Introduction to lino-cut
- Week 2: Introduction to ice-dye
- Week 3: Testing & printing black and white prints
- Week 4: Reduction prints
- Week 5: Print on pillow cases
- Week 6: Finish printing on fabrics
- Week 7: Create a print to frame
Anne Abbass Harkness
Anne Abbass is a Toronto based artist printmaker who has been making prints for the past 25 years, ever since she was introduced to the processes while taking a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Queens University (1993). Anne has been an artist member of Open Studio Contemporary Printmaking Center for the past 20 years and currently sits on the board there. Over the years Anne has moved to more non-toxic and home studio friendly methods and materials. Her prints are created through the process of combining images, hand written script and areas of colour together. Several printmaking processes are used in each print, including monoprint, drypoint etching, and linocut.