CVA offers Screen Printing Workshop — Mary Swezey to instruct program

Published 12:19 pm Thursday, March 3, 2016

Central Virginia Arts offers a  “Screen Printing” workshop with Virginia Fine Arts Museum educator Mary Swezey on Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hampden-Sydney College’s Winston Building, second floor.

In this workshop, students will explore the expressive potential of screen printing on fabric and discover ways to create unique patterns on cloth.

Transparent textile pigments provide many color options for developing complex surfaces through layering simple shapes and textures.

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Participants will make crayon-rubbing silkscreen prints, produce simple contact paper stencils, and learn how to continue exploring these techniques at home and in the classroom.

Educator Mary Swezey has a BFA in art history from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in fibers from Arizona State University.

She has also studied textile techniques at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and Longwood College as well as VMFA.

The fee is $10 for students (teens and above), $15 for CVA members and $25 for non-members. 

Pre-registration is required; contact workshop coordinator Cynthia Devlin at 9434) 603-7905 or

Mail registration of name, telephone number and email with a check payable to CVA, c/o DTCC at 1 Mill St., Ste, 201, Farmville, Va. 23901    

Central Virginia Arts, a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is a regional, non-profit organization offering lectures, workshops, exhibits, tours and socials throughout the year.

Artists and art appreciators are encouraged to join at annual membership rates of $15 for an individual and $20 for a couple or family.