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Monday: Wearable Art [Ages 9-12]
Teaching Artist: Molly Johnson
Mondays, 5:00-6:30pm: 8 sessions
April 16 - June 11, 2018 (no class 5/28)
Members: $212 | Regular: $230
Late fee of $25 will apply from April 9, 2018
Show off your love of art and design by wearing your own custom clothing, created by you! Students will explore how drawing images and silkscreen images differ, and then work to create a variety of silkscreen stencils for hand-printing on fabric and clothing. As they work, they will learn different ways of thinking about designing for textiles. From t-shirts to pillowcases and more, your images can be used over and over. Once you know the process, the class becomes your own design studio! We’ll also begin to consider various ways that the printing process can be applied artistically and commercially.
Materials: Bring your own t-shirts, household textiles such as pillowcases, drapes, towels, or even lengths of fabric that you might turn into something later. All other materials supplied.
About the Teaching Artist: Molly is a printmaker by nature and training, and is proficient in silkscreening, woodcut, intaglio and lithography. She brings to all of her work the skills of patience, planning, and problem-solving she learned from her time as an award-winning teaching artist in the state of Jersey. She opened her printmaking studio, Social Animal Press in Ocean Grove, NJ in 2006. There, she makes her work, holds open critiques, and teaches classes for adults and children.
In late 2002, Molly moved to the area from Alexandria, Virginia where she taught Printmaking at Virginia Tech’s Graduate School of Architecture, an international consortium, and worked at the National Endowment for the Arts in Federal Partnerships. She also worked in the Corcoran Gallery of Art's Museum Education Program and as an adjunct faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
She was awarded a Graduate University Fellowship and an MFA in printmaking at the Ohio State University where she also instructed foundation drawing and design courses. She received her BFA in printmaking and a BA in art history from James Madison University. Producing primarily print-based and mixed media works on paper, she has exhibited regularly in the DC area, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
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