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Woven Prints & Papers as Visual Narratives Workshop (Virtual) | Day 1
Woven Prints & Papers as Visual Narratives Workshop (Virtual) | Day 1

Tue, Jul 02


Virtual Workshop

Woven Prints & Papers as Visual Narratives Workshop (Virtual) | Day 1

Interested in using different medias to express a vision? This online workshop will merge paper, relief print and fiber arts to develop a unique one-of-a-kind abstraction – while exploring pattern and image.

Date + Time

Jul 02, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Virtual Workshop


The first class will discuss/ demonstrate ways understand your materials, to develop rich visual surfaces using relief printing, monoprinting, and/or eco-dying that can enhance visual narratives. Participates will be encouraged to explore various papers, from handmade papers with their unique qualities, hues, and textures, to preprinted, and upcycled. Second class with discuss methods of integrating the developed papers, creating tone and value through weaving. No experience required!

Student Supply List: Pencil, ruler, cutting mat/ surface, scissors, craft knife, glue brush, white or PVA glue, blue tape, papers, tweezer. Papers – heavy to thin [cotton or cotton blend, abaca, washi]. Optional: For monoprint; flat surfaced found object or various plant or flower materials, brayer/roller, printing ink. For relief; flat surfaced found object, or relief black/rubber block/ white eraser, carving tool, brayer/roller, relief ink or ink pad, carving tool. For eco-dyeing; various plant or flower materials, alum powder from grocery store spice section [for mordant], iron for color modifier [rusting metal chain or liquid iron], hot plate, large roasting pan or canning pot].

Instructor Bio: Susan Fecho specializes in multi-media printmaking, surface designer, and illustration with a M.F.A. from ECU, and botanical illustration certificate from NCBG. Her lifelong devotion to art includes over 40 years of teaching and working with art students in the United States and abroad. In addition, she has pursued postgraduate studies at various institutions including Jan Van Eyck Academie, Humboldt Field Research Institute, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University, NC Botanical Gardens and Penland School of Crafts. Fecho has exhibited nationally, and internationally - and has received numerous awards, grants, and residencies.

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