Join printmaking expert Sarah Matthews for a fun hands-on learning experience in block printing, diving into the fundamentals of carving and printing techniques to create captivating repeating patterns.
Mar 2, 2024 - Mar 9, 2024
Workshop Fee: $295
Workshop Duration: 8 hours over 2 afternoon sessions (Saturdays, 2-6pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12
Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Saturday, Mar 2 & 9 from 2-6pm ET.
Unleash your creativity in our two-week “Repeating Pattern Block Printing” course. This hands-on class is for individuals eager to explore the fundamentals of carving and printing to create mesmerizing repeating patterns. We will dive into carving basics with how to use your tools, how to plan your design, and the importance of test prints. Week two focuses on the 4-quarter repeat printing technique, pattern layout, alignment, and spacing. Uncover the artistry of repeating patterns in this concise, hands-on course. Perfect for beginners and those seeking to refine their block printing skills.
Note: This would be a great pre-requisite for An English Odyssey: Oxford, England – Book & Print Intensive.
- Speedball Linocut Tools
- Speedball Speedy Carve
- Versafine Clair Stamp Pad – magenta, blue, yellow, black
- Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol 67lb paper
- Olfa Utility Knife
- Cutting Mat
All images copyright Sarah Matthews.
Instructor: Sarah Matthews
Sarah Matthews' work reflects her commitment to exploring the complex issues of race, equality, and gender while shining a light on social injustice. She documents the struggles of breaking through barriers in our society through her layered prints and artist books. As an African-American, Mrs. Matthews has experienced firsthand the impact of negative media images that portray her community as inferior. Through her art, she aims to challenge these stereotypes and empower her audience to see all individuals' beauty, intelligence, and importance, regardless of race.
Sarah Matthews is a highly skilled printmaker and book artist with a background in art and business. She holds an MA in Art & the Book from the Corcoran College of Arts and Design at George Washington University, an MBA with a Marketing Concentration, and a BS in Sociology from Bowie State University. Her works have been exhibited internationally and are part of prestigious collections at institutions such as the National Museum of African American History & Culture Library, Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University’s Gelman Library, University of Puget Sound, and Samford University. Mrs. Matthews is also a dedicated educator, teaching Artist Books at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and bookbinding and printmaking classes at various art centers and platforms.