Stamped Cocktail Napkins: A Block Printing Class


What’s Happening?

Be the talk of the party when you host your next get-together and whip out your hand-printed cocktail napkins! You will create and print your own block printing stamp. We will cover image transfer, carving, inking, and printing by hand. Arrow will provide mimosas and pastries for you to enjoy during the class!
Students will have the option to select a set of 12 linen napkins OR 12 dinner napkins for printing on. Kait will provide design options for stamps or students are welcome to design their own imagery for carving.

Tuition $55, Materials $35

Level: Beginner

About Kait Harris:

Kait has a BFA in printmaking from SVSU (Saginaw Valley, MI). She currently works out of her home studio as an artist and is working with Speedball as a demo artist. She specializes in linocuts, but also enjoys acrylic painting and various mediums.

“Relief printing is very versatile and you have the ability to print on paper or fabrics which is a lot of fun. You can color in your prints with colored pencils or watercolor to add even more to a print too. It’s a great medium to create your own greeting cards, stationary, tshirts and so much more right from your own home. I want to take the mystery and intimidation out of printmaking to make it more accessible to others. There are some different tools and supplies that aren’t commonly used in art class, so people might shy away from it, but I want to help people see it’s not so scary.”

Prior to becoming a full-time artist and mother, Kait was a college volleyball coach at Rhodes College (head coach, 6 years) and Saginaw Valley (assistant coach, 3 years).

“I love the look of on people’s faces when they pull their very first print. It’s a magical moment and one of the reasons I fell in love with printmaking. I am excited to be able to share this knowledge with others and help them pursue their artistic endeavors big and small.”

Be the talk of the party when you host your next get-together and whip out your hand-printed cocktail napkins! You will create and print your own block printing stamp. We will cover image transfer, carving, inking, and printing by hand. Arrow will provide mimosas and pastries for you to enjoy during the class!
Students will have the option to select a set of 12 linen napkins OR 12 dinner napkins for printing on. Kait will provide design options for stamps or students are welcome to design their own imagery for carving.

Tuition $55, Materials $35

Level: Beginner

About Kait Harris:

Kait has a BFA in printmaking from SVSU (Saginaw Valley, MI). She currently works out of her home studio as an artist and is working with Speedball as a demo artist. She specializes in linocuts, but also enjoys acrylic painting and various mediums.

“Relief printing is very versatile and you have the ability to print on paper or fabrics which is a lot of fun. You can color in your prints with colored pencils or watercolor to add even more to a print too. It’s a great medium to create your own greeting cards, stationary, tshirts and so much more right from your own home. I want to take the mystery and intimidation out of printmaking to make it more accessible to others. There are some different tools and supplies that aren’t commonly used in art class, so people might shy away from it, but I want to help people see it’s not so scary.”

Prior to becoming a full-time artist and mother, Kait was a college volleyball coach at Rhodes College (head coach, 6 years) and Saginaw Valley (assistant coach, 3 years).

“I love the look of on people’s faces when they pull their very first print. It’s a magical moment and one of the reasons I fell in love with printmaking. I am excited to be able to share this knowledge with others and help them pursue their artistic endeavors big and small.”

About the Event Host
More than a building, program, or studio space: Arrow is the creative central in the heart of Memphis. Arrow makes art more accessible in order to inspire the creative spirit in all Memphians. We are a premier source of creative entrepreneur enrichment, arts education, and art immersion for the entire community.
When & Where
Aug 14, 2021, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Arrow Creative
653 Philadelphia St
Memphis, TN
$90.00


What To Expect

Textiles

DIY Class

Arts & Culture Classes

Free Alcohol


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