Class: Intro to Block Printing: Tea Towels with Kayla Ann, March 31, 6:30-8:30 PM
Have you always wanted to learn block printing? Now’s your chance! Create a one-of-a-kind block printed tea towel in this two-hour workshop led by Minnepolis-based and artist and surface pattern designer Kayla Ann. Kayla will guide you step-by-step through designing, carving, and printing techniques live from her studio, and Sarah will participate live from Lakes Makerie.
Bring photos or sketches of inspiration (flowers, nature, architecture, etc) to reference for your design, or get inspired by Kayla’s prompts. At the end of class, students will have a completed tea towel and the knowledge and tools to continue block printing.
This is a live virtual class taught over Zoom (we're hoping to have classes live and in person at the shop soon). Students need a strong internet connection and a device with video capabilities. While the speedy-carve blocks are much easier to cut than traditional linoleum, this class does requires hand and wrist strength and dexterity.
The $32 materials kit ($36 value) can be purchased here, and includes Brayer, black ink, Speedy-Carve block, linoleum cutter handle and blades, and a 28" square flour sack tea towel.
Kits will be available for pick up at Lakes Makerie starting March 14, or can be shipped for an additional $8.95 fee.
Registration closes on Monday March 28. We will require a minimum of 5 registered students to hold the class.
Class Fee: $50
Kayla Ann is a Minnesota based artist and designer known for her playful surface patterns, bold drawing style, and endless love of plants and flowers. She blends elements from the natural world and vintage-inspired motifs to create surface pattern designs and illustrations for fabric, stationery, homegoods, and more. Her signature style combines sketches with pops of color and organic shapes, creating moments of joy that bring awareness to our innate connection with nature. In addition to her design practice, Kayla is an established teaching artist in the Minneapolis handcraft community. She teaches nordic handcrafts, focusing on fiber arts such as felting, embroidery, and block printing. You can see her work via her website www.kaylaanncreative.com