Textile artist Yetunde Rodriguez takes up residence at the Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library, July 8 - August 17. She’ll work on her own artwork and also conduct block printing workshops for the public during her residency in the Library’s Opportunity Space.
“I will create a wall tapestry, printed on canvas, using the block printing technique, with a variety of textile inks,” says Rodriguez. “The work will explore different traditional African motifs, reinterpreted for a contemporary audience, through the use of fun, bright and modern color combinations.”
Workshops, intended for participants age 15 and older, are scheduled for
Mondays, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Workshop sessions include developing an image, transferring images to the printing block, carving the block, inking and printing onto fabric, and creating a repeated motif. You can also observe Yetunde at work Tuesdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. For a full list of dates and times, click here.
Rodriguez has been block printing on fabric for approximately eight years. She has taught art in the K-12 school system, and she develops lifestyle products such as bags, pillows, and curtains under her Yetunde Rodriguez Design brand.