May 15 & 22 (2 Consecutive Sundays)
@ Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Carrie Pendergrass
All supplies are provided & included in the class price. All levels are welcome!
Come solo or bring a friend!
In this class, students will be guided through the process of creating a linoleum relief block that will then be used to create their own pattern design for a set of reusable cotton tea towels. We will discuss design basics, learning to carve a linoleum block, printing with fabric-based ink, and how to “set” your designs for longevity. This class does not require a printing press, and students will be guided in care and re-use instructions for their print blocks. Students will leave with their print block, their own set of 2 (or more**) hand-printed cotton tea towels to gift or keep! As a bonus (as time allows), students will be shown how to make a small edition of paper prints of their designs.
There will be an optional break for lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a snack or sack lunch.
COVID-19: Masks are optional.
organic cotton tea towels
Blocks of Soft Cut Linoleum
Fabric Printing ink
Other supplies included: (Scrap newsprint/brown paper, paper towels, linoleum carving tools, extra lino blades, printing brayers, copy paper, pencils, skewers, boards for printing, pens, graphite, Plexiglas for ink, spoons, cardboard, iron, & ironing board, scrap test-printing fabric, masking tape, burnishing spoons, barens)
Option supplies to bring: Personal drawing pencil, eraser, sketchbook, & photo imagery or reference drawings to work from.
About the instructor:
Carrie Pendergrass has been a visual artist, art educator, and art advocate/facilitator for about 25 years. She holds a BFA degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a MEd degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She has worked in both the non-profit/public and private/commercial sectors both as a visual arts teacher and an artist. She left her job as Gallery Director at an arts nonprofit just before the pandemic to concentrate on her own art practice, and to pursue more freelance curating and teaching opportunities. She currently works as an artist, exhibiting her work locally and regionally, and continues to do arts education. In 2021 she received recognition for her printmaking work with an Honorable Mention at the 4 Bridges Arts Festival and was the recipient of an Arts Build Artist’s Work Grant for her curatorial art project, CHA ART SPACE, an exhibition space at the Chattanooga Regional Airport, which debuted in 2021. You can find her as @sewntothesea & @cha_art_space on Instagram and through her website, sewntothesea.com.