BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP BY SHYAMALA RAO

Photographs from the workshop: 

We are conducting a ‘Block Printing Workshop’ by Shyamala Rao on Sunday 9th November, 2014 from 11am to 5pm at Space118, 118, Wadi Bunder Road, Mazagon, Near Wallace Flour Mill, St. Mary’s School or Fazlani School, 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 25 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, 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 GET:
– Apron or old T-shirt
– Extra cloth if you would like to print something extra- 2 prices max- size 15 x 15 inches

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE:
– 1 Fabric piece
– Paper
– Blocks
– Paint
– All tools required for printing

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Anyone above the age of 10 can join the workshop. There is no prerequisite knowledge required for this workshop.

The fees for this workshop is available on request.

There will be tea, snacks and light refreshments in the evening.

Since we have limited seats we will confirm your spot only after receiving the payment for the workshop by the 6th November, 2014.

For registration or more information please call: email: space118studios@gmail.com