Tag Archives: Christine Pensa

Linoblock Printing Workshop

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I recently attended a workshop at Wise Daughters. It was my first experience with Linoblock carving, and my second experience with Christine Pensa. As expected, it was a great afternoon, and I had a great time with the carving & stamping! Though I LOVED screen printing, it is material heavy and I probably won’t get into it until I have my own place. Linoblock printing is a little more low maintenance, and I’m already brainstorming ideas! You should all check out the Wise Daughters workshops! I made a few simple patterns. Once I use my prints in some final artwork, I will post it all up! I actually scheduled this post, because I am currently on vacation! When I’m back stay tuned, I’m looking forward to a very creative summer.

Screen Printing Workshop

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Yesterday, I attended a screen printing workshop at Wise Daughters . If you haven’t heard of them, definitely take the time to browse their website. They not only have great workshops, but they also are home to over 75 artists, and there are a lot of amazing pieces for sale.

This workshop was hosted by Christine Pensa who is a professional artist. She took us through the method, and did an amazing job of making sure we understood every step. After the workshop was finished, I felt like I could go for another 3 hours, which is definitely a sign of a great workshop and a great instructor.

During the three hour workshop, I made two different designs, and printed the edge of a scarf (In a great dark grey bamboo material), an apron, and a cloth (That I may use to sew pillows later). I still have a tote bag that I can screen print later. Though I don’t have the materials at home, I’ll definitely be purchasing a start-up kit soon.

The first few photos are ‘in action’, and they were taken at the Wise Daughters Art Studio. After I heat set my final prints by sticking the fabrics in the dryer, the prints actually became a part of the fabric, which is evident in the last two pictures. The results are a lot cleaner than fabric painting!