Learn to Print with Artist Sue Reed

5-Part Art Class at Jackson Memorial Library with Sue Reed

Relief Printing on Fabric: Create your own unique hand-printed t-shirt!

Thursdays @ 3:30 – 5:30 PM, October 10 – November 7

In a 5-week series of classes you will learn how to develop blocks that allow you to print designs on fabric; and on paper. We will create collaged and cut blocks using string, glue, acrylic modeling paste, paper pieces, found objects leaves, wrinkled paper and aluminum foil--the list goes on and on.

We will make stencils, spray on designs, and then print over this background so that the Shirt or Cards are colorful and exciting.  Acrylic paint is used to brush over and rub over parts of your collages, to create pattern, design and texture.

These techniques are exciting and inspirational and often surprise you when you see what a relief block like the above can produce!  Printing is stimulating and can open up new realms of creativity.

This program is open to all ages.  Those under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible baby-sitter aged 14 or older.

The Instructor: Sue Reed has an MFA in printmaking and drawing. She has started 2 hand-painted lines of clothing in her career as a professional artist--one called Strange Fruit, Inc., and the other--Angelpaint, Inc.  She has also developed fabric designs that were sold for use in restaurants and businesses. See her paintings at www.sueannreed.com, and more images and her unique jewelry line--Woman on Fire Designs on Facebook.  

To sign up, e-mail Hannah at hannah@jacksonmemoriallibrary.org or put your name on the list at the JML circulation desk!