Repeat pattern entrances our eyes; we see it in nature, in the ornate tile mosaics of the Middle East and North Africa and throughout the fashion world. This course is designed to introduce students to the process of creating hand-made repeat patterns via carved block printing
Taking knowledge from previous Relief Printing classes, this class will focus on the design aspect of creating patterns that appear seamless. We will spend time exploring examples of repeat block printed patterns, creating and revising our designs, and finally printing out large sections of our repeat pattern on paper or fabric.
Designing is 90% planning and 10% execution. As such, the focus here will be on creating great designs. Technical block printing considerations are best learned in the intro or All Level relief printing classes.
Presentation of Block Printing in Repeat from around the world
Sampling the Repeat
Carving our Block
Testing and revising our block
Measuring for accurate printing
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Nick Mahshie is an artist and print designer from Miami, Florida. He completed his Masters of Design in Fashion, Body & Garment from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving the distinguished New Artists Society Scholarship while working under the renowned visual artist, Nick Cave. He received his BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design.
As Oolite Arts’ printmaking resident, Mahshie brings his knowledge of contemporary print practices to the public by leading workshops and hosting open studio hours to interested artists and designers.
Mahshie also teaches 2-Dimensional Design and Drawing at Florida International University’s College of Architecture and The Arts. He has worked with artists of all ages as an educator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Children’s Museum of Art in New York City