Screen Printing with Mordants & Natural Dyes with Madeleine McGarrity

Date: Thursday August 25, 2022 - Sunday August 28, 2022
Time: 10am-4pm Thursday - Sunday
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Madeleine McGarrity
Tuition: $550
Materials: $75
Availability: 9 open

Printing with mordants is one of several methods used to print on textiles with natural dyes. Not only does this technique offer superior color saturation and permanence, but it also allows the maker to produce a multicolor print from a single dyebath. Printing with mordants is an ancient practice, historically used in both artisanal workshops and industrial production settings. This class is a hands-on, detailed introduction to the techniques and processes needed to fully complete mordant-printed projects. Students will screen print, fix and dye printed samples to take home, as well as learn the chemistry behind these processes, coupled with the historical context of both the dyes used in class and the practice of printing with natural dyes in general.

Open to those with basic knowledge of natural dyes or screen printing.

This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop.  PLEASE carefully review it!

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