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Introduction to Block Printing - Workshop by Jana Ghalayini

  • Sahaba Hamad Al Jaser Jeddah, Makkah Province, 23434 Saudi Arabia (map)

Join us to learn the art of block printing and create your own textile and paper goods! This introductory workshop will introduce students to the history of block printing and the perspective of the craft, with styles that have emerged throughout history. Participants will create and design a simple pattern that they will carve onto a stamp block, and explore printing on both paper and fabric. All materials, tools and instructions will be provided including items to print on: 11” X 15” water colour paper and a 10” x 10” sheet of 100% cotton fabric to create a unique tapestry. Students are also welcome to bring any textiles they wish to print on. During the workshop we will cover the different styles that have emerged such as repeat and single motif creation. We will also discuss more contemporary and experimental forms of block print.

Artist’s Biography:

Jana Ghalayini (b. 1993) is a Palestinian-Canadian visual artist. She received her BFA in printmaking from OCAD University as the medal winner for her program in 2017. Her art practice consists of textiles, installations and printmaking. Through the combination of these processes, Ghalayini plays with the material exploration of texture and form. In addition to exhibiting in Toronto, London, and Jeddah, she participated in international art fairs such as Shubbak festival in collaboration with Variant Space collective and Art Toronto. Her work focuses on personal identity through addressing emotions, healing, memories and lived experiences. When she creates she reminds herself of the feeling of freedom, a sense of place, nature, and the ethereal form.

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