History of Pattern and Block Printing Workshop

DATE

Fri 19 July 

TIME

10am-4pm

LOCATION

Kenwood 

SUITABLE FOR

Adults

Join us at Kenwood for a day of block printing and create stunning patterns inspired by your historic surroundings.

The session will be led by art & design historian Francesca Herrick, who lectures at KLC School of Design and Chelsea College of Arts, as well as delivering workshops for The Courtauld Gallery.

Learn about the history of block printing and the pattern sources that influenced Robert Adam, the Neoclassical architect behind the beautiful designs at Kenwood. The day will combine a curator’s talk, a tour with your workshop leader and plenty of making.

You will learn:

  • How to select a motif
  • How to make simple blocks without the need for specialist tools
  • How to mark up your printing surface
  • How to create a repeat design and how to incorporate several colours


Large sheets of paper will be provided to generate designs suitable for wallpaper or fabric, but you are welcome to bring your own small paper items (e.g. notecards).

Book Tickets

Please dress appropriately for the session; printing inks can stain and some parts of the day may take place outside, weather permitting.
This session is suitable for beginners. Not previous printing experience is required. Please arrive at 9.30am for a 10am start.

How to book

Click the ‘Book Tickets’ button above and select the date for the event. Please bring your booking confirmation with you on the day. If you’re a member, you’ll also need to bring your membership card. You can only use the member rate for people included in your membership.

How to find us

Property: Kenwood
Address: Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 7JR
Location: Hampstead, Greater London, London

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