Sunday, October 9, 2011

Printing at the Corcoran

For the past two Monday nights, I’ve been substitute teaching for Candy Edgerley’s “Surface Design for Textiles” course at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D. C. The first evening, we focused on creating “texture” blocks: blocks made by cutting simple designs from adhesive craft foam and adhering them to thicker craft foam or corrugated cardboard; blocks made by applying textures to corrugated cardboard such as rubber bands, rice and burlap; creating blocks by drawing hot glue designs on corrugated cardboard, embossing moldable foam blocks with textures and making “brayer rubbings” with textures placed under the fabric. The second evening of the class focused on carving blocks from Speedball Speedy Carve (Stamp) and combining those blocks with the texture blocks from the previous class to make multi-layered “sampler” fabrics. Below are a number of photos of student samplers from the two evenings. To see more student work go to

Next Sunday, I will be out of town so the post will be a bit late. My husband, Mark, and I will be continuing our “bridge trekking” adventures with a walk over the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. This bridge is the second highest bridge in the country! There is a festival next Saturday when the bridge is closed to car traffic. We will be walking…but others will be “base jumping” i.e. parachuting off the bridge…should be interesting!

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