Be inspired to experiment with shapes, layers and pattern making using traditional wood blocks, geometric patterns and contemporary design to create your own patterns and prints. This class, led by Paul Bokslag, is an opportunity to explore your own design style using block print techniques which can easily be applied to every surface in your home! Fabric samples will be provided, but you may also bring your own textiles; fabric napkins, pillowcases and table runners made from woven materials are most suitable.
Lunch is included at 1-2pm.
No skills or experience necessary, all levels are catered for!
With thanks to PrintBlock Callan, and Workhouse Union for artistic support.
Safe Workshop Details:
This is a safe, socially distanced event, limited to 10 participants. Participants will be asked to wear a face covering. Each participant will be provided with their own supplies but if this is not possible the workshop facilitator will sanitise supplies before they are shared.
If you need any further information, please call 056 7761106.
About: Paul Bokslag is a Dutch artist and designer based in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. He works in various media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, type design and papercut installations. He enjoys using everyday materials and slow making processes. A recurring design element is the dynamic between positive and negative space, in both two and three dimensions. He is interested in what happens in the spaces that we create, socially, emotionally but also visually. His work is also very much about the mix of the geometric and the organic, the balance between the hand drawn line and the exactness of shapes. Paul is passionate about the creative process and sharing that with others.
Solo exhibitions include ‘The Space Between’ at the Watergarden Gallery (2019); ‘Waking Up in Waterford’ with Waterford Healing Arts Trust (2014), ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ at Garter Lane Arts Centre (2012) and ‘Papercuts’ at the Abhainn Rí Festival (2011) and he has also taken part in a large number of group shows. Paul has been on residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat and was a recipient of the 2011 ‘Healthway International Arts and Health Fellowship’ with DADAA in Fremantle, Western Australia. He was the artist-in-residence for ‘The Breadwinner’ exhibition at the Butler Gallery.
Paul has completed large-scale papercut installations, room filling tape drawings, and twine sculptures spanning multiple floors in Temple Bar Gallery, National Design & Craft Gallery, Luan Gallery, VISUAL Carlow and Kilkenny County Hall. In 2019 he was commissioned by the Facebook AIR Program to make a large mural for their new offices in Ballsbridge.