Outdoor Printmaking: Indigo Resist Techniques w/ Gretchen Schermerhorn

Outdoor Printmaking: Indigo Resist Techniques w/ Gretchen Schermerhorn
Registration Begins
2/22/2021 9:00 AM
Last Day To Register
5/21/2021 12:00 PM
13470 Dowell Road
Solomons, MD 20688, US
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Join visiting artist, Gretchen Schermerhorn, and learn how to make a clay-resist paste, print and paint with it on fabric, and overdye your work with organic indigo. The morning will be spent learning how to mix the resist paste and exploring the various, inventive methods of applying it. This will include block-printing, stenciling, and direct painting. The afternoon will be spent dyeing with time for multiple dips and layers.

Learn how to build up patterns and imagery with an additional resist to create varying shades of beautiful indigo blue.  At the end of class, each student will leave with their samples, recipes, and trade secrets to continue developing the techniques at home. While you're here, don't forget to check out Gretchen's work in the On Paper exhibit, now showing in the mezzanine gallery!

Participants should bring your own natural fabrics (cotton, linen, or silk) to work with. Cotton tea towels or handkerchiefs work great for this process. Bring your own smock or apron.  A $5 materials fee will be due to the instructor at class for use of her dyes and resist supplies. Pack a lunch to enjoy a picnic in the park, or grab a meal from the food truck on site ( available 4pm-7pm). 

Due to COVID safety guidelines, all participants must wear a mask (up and over nose!) while in class. Class will be outdoors, so dress according to weather. 

Questions about supplies?  Email programs @annmariegarden.org.

$80.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy

We work hard to market our classes using press releases, social media, etc., but sometimes we still do not reach our minimum enrollment.  Unfortunately, when this happens, we have no choice but to cancel the class.  If this happens, we will try and give you as much notice as possible, and tuition will be refunded within the following three weeks. These cancellations may be made at the last moment and students are notified by telephone or email. Annmarie Garden reserves the right to change instructors, class structure, or to discontinue any class without incurring obligations. 


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