BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP BY SHYAMALA RAO

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Greetings from Space118!

We are conducting a Block printing  Workshop’ by Shyamala Rao on 20th August, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm at Space 118, 118, Wadi Bunder Road, Opp. Copper Castle bldg., Near St. Mary’s School, Mazagaon, Mumbai-400010. For directions kindly see our website – http://space118.com/contact.html.

ABOUT SHYAMALA RAO

A Sociology graduate from St Xaviers’ College, Mumbai, block printing started as a hobby for Shyamala Rao but quickly grew into her passion. After attending a block-printing workshop herself, she instantly fell in love with the craft. Her keen interest in ancient textile crafts of India inspired her to travel to rural areas, where she stayed with craftsmen, learning and documenting the various stages in printing. She has been practicing now for over 30 years and promises there’s never a dull moment with block printing!
WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT

In this one-day workshop, participants will be guided through a step-by-step, hands-on approach to block printing. Shyamala will begin with a brief history of the craft by introducing how natural colors are obtained, how distinct styles of printing evolved over the years -Dabu,Kalamkari,Ajrakh- and how they are different from each other.  Students will learn about the tools needed for printing, how blocks are made and how to take care of the blocks. Participants will learn to print in a straight line, motifs, and full all-over-pattern. Once the technical part is covered, the creativity takes over! At the end of it, you’ll be able to add a personal touch to your clothes, home linen, even your stationery!

WHAT YOU NEED TO PAY

The fees for this workshop is available on request

WHAT WILL YOU GET

  • 15 x 15 Inches Cloth
  • Sheets of paper
  • Paint
  • All tools required for printing

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

– Apron or old T-shirt
– If you want, you can bring a maximum of two pieces of cloth which should be of the size 15 x15 Inches max for printing.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Open to all from the age 10 and above.

Tea and light refreshments will be served.

Since we have limited seats we will confirm your spot only after receiving the payment for this workshop by 16th August, 2016.

For registration information please call – 9820098755 or email –space118studios@gmail.com