Hosted by: Peters Valley School of Craft
August 11-15, 2017
19 Kuhn Road, Layton NJ

Instructor: Dominique Ellis
Inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend, this workshop explores monoprinting through the processes of woodcut, dry point, collagraphs, direct trace drawing and printing techniques on a variety of surfaces. The relationship between textiles and printmaking has developed over the centuries and we will look at the historical and contemporary applications of how quilting and printing combine. We will use hand printing methods combined with the printing press, sewing by hand and with the sewing machine to create abstract compositions on paper and fabric. We will incorporate printing techniques like Chine-collé and stenciling, with the use of sewing patterns and appliqué to create unique monoprints that reference the expanded field of the applied arts. This course is perfect for students of all levels who want to understand better repeat patterning, gain knowledge of how to make large work on a small press and break free of the edition process in printmaking. Beginner to Intermediate
Dominique Ellis is a visual artist and researcher and is currently the Gallery and Retail Coordinator at The Clay Studio. Ellis received her M.F.A. in Printmaking at Tyler School of Art in 2013. She was awarded a U.S. Fulbright student scholarship for Egypt, as well as an Arabic language grant for 2009-2010 and was based in Cairo, Egypt. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, from 2006-2008, working for the Moroccan Ministry of Handicrafts. Ellis is currently creating new ceramic works at The Clay Studio.
Tuition: $595
Studio/Materials Fee: $85

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