Active Patterns: Personal Political Textile Printing
July 27 - July 31| $825
Active Patterns: Personal Political Textile Printing – Mary Tremonte
Dates: July 27- 31, 2020
Tuition: $775 members / $825 non-members
Lab fee: $75
Class limit: 5
In order to reserve your space in the class, we require a $300 deposit.
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of screenprinting controlled repeat patterns onto fabric yardage or paper. We will cover photo emulsion-based screenprinting as well as how to design a repeat pattern and the specific setup for printing on a 16’ table. Participants will create at least two two-color patterns, with the potential to do more as time and energy allow. We will work collaboratively to print together, as this technical process requires at least four hands. We will dip our toes in some of the subversive potential of textiles and patterns, but participants are welcome to create designs on any theme or abstraction they like.
Mary Tremonte is an artist, educator, and DJ based in Pittsburgh. She is a member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a decentralized group of 29 social movement printmakers, and has exhibited, presented lectures and workshops, and performed throughout the USA and internationally. She holds an interdisciplinary MFA from OCAD University (2014) and a BHA from Carnegie Mellon University (2000). Formerly youth programs coordinator at The Andy Warhol Museum, she values art education as a means of youth empowerment and social change. Through her work she aims to create temporary utopias and sustainable commons through pedagogy, collaboration, visual pleasure and serious fun.