We are so pleased to offer a South Asian block printing workshop this summer, led by visiting artists Meeta Mastani and Dr. Sarah Khan. Using this ancient block printing technique, we will learn how to print mud resist patterns using authentic wood blocks, and then will dye the fabric in natural dyes to create one-of-a-kind stoles. Meeta and Sarah most recently taught this printing process at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. We are honored that they will be sharing their knowledge with us this summer!
Saturday, July 6 to Sunday, July 7, 2019 / 1-6 PM both days / $240 per Person
Kei & Molly's Studio: 4400 Silver Ave SE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87108
(Cost includes all supplies and light snacks. Please bring your own water bottle if possible)
When we first met Meeta Mastani and Dr. Sarah Khan at the Sante Fe International Folk Art Market last year, we knew instantly that we would be friends. Not only are they both so generous in spirit, we admired their lifelong commitment to community advocacy through their work in the arts.
Meeta Mastani is an internationally known print/natural dye artist and community development advocate. Her work has been seen in museums worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), the Zuiderzee Museum (Enkhuizen, The Netherlands) and Madison Children's Museum (Wisconsin, USA). She works at the intersection of sustainable development, culture, craft, and retail, expressing herself through different media and helping to generate livelihoods for marginalized communities. She co-founded Bindaas Unlimited in 1992, working with rural and urban artisans in India to create a range of textile products that meld modern designs with ancient craft techniques.
Dr. Sarah Khan is a two time Fulbright Scholar (2001-02 & 2014-15) who creates mutimedia content about food, culture, women, and migrants grounded in social justice. An accomplished photographer, documentarian and writer, Sarah has spent 20 years researching traditional ecological knowledge systems of Asia and the Middle East (nutrition, public health, integrative medicine, plant sciences, and agro-ecology). She pulls together her multiple skills as a scholar/artist to share her work with the larger global audience.