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Active Patterns: Personal Political Textile Printing with Mary Tremonte
August 9 - August 13| $300 – $1200
Active Patterns: Personal Political Textile Printing – Mary Tremonte
Dates: August 9 – 13, 2021
Tuition: Sliding Scale, $300-$1200
Lab fee: $75
Class limit: 5
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.