Introduction to Block Printing – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Introduction to Block Printing

Introduction to Block Printing
Date: May 18 – June 8, 2021 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks)
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Instructor: Juliana Scherzer
Fee: $40.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $46.00 plus HST (Non Members)

Block printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking; it has been around for thousands of years. It is essentially using a carved material covered with ink to transfer an image onto a flat surface. There are many different techniques and applications; it can be done with wood, linoleum, rubber and many other materials, mainly onto paper and fabric and other flat surfaces.

Students will learn about creating repeat patterns with hand carved lino blocks as well as the use of multiple blocks in a print. Each class will focus on a different aspect of this technique, allowing the student to come away with a new field of knowledge they can use to create pieces.

Materials fee: $20 (Students can purchase extra materials for an additional cost)

Juliana Scherzer is a textile artist from Toronto, with a Bachelor of Craft and Design focused in Textiles from Sheridan College. Juliana works primarily in free-motion embroidery on water soluble fabric, creating 3D structures out of thread. Her work seeks to reflect the duality of the known and unknown places of textiles in our lives, a concept she seeks to explore through various themes, particularly within biology. Juliana has worked with children teaching them about art for three years and wants to go forward teaching people the value of art and craft in our lives.

**Advanced registration for members only begins March 29**
General registration for non members begins April 12.

For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.