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Block Printing: Pattern and Print on Fabric

Design and carve printing blocks and produce textile patterns in this three-day workshop inspired by the exhibition Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800 and led by artist Nazanin Hedayat Munroe. Talk with curators in the galleries as you gather ideas from textiles of India, Asia, Europe, and the early American colonies and consider the designs of tapestries, clothing, and upholstery. Then, learn the steps of designing a fabric composition, making your own linoleum blocks, and working with textile inks to create one or two large swatches of fabric and several small samples. 

This workshop meets in the Met's galleries and studios. Participants must be 18 or older. All levels welcome. Space is limited. Purchase tickets below or at the Great Hall box office. Registration ends at noon on the Tuesday before the first day of the course. For more information, email studioprograms@metmuseum.org or call 212-570-3961. Please call 212-570-3949 or visit the box office to receive student pricing.

Instructor: Nazanin Hedayat Munroe

Nazanin Hedayat Munroe is a New York artist and art historian whose textile-based paintings, installations, and performative artworks have been widely exhibited. Munroe specializes in both traditional and contemporary textile techniques and has conducted independent research in the Met's collection of Islamic art. Interested in storytelling as a powerful tool of communication, she is also a dedicated educator who has taught and lectured at universities and museums across the country. Munroe holds advanced degrees in textile history and design from San Jose University and Cranbrook Academy of Art. Nazanin Hedayat Munroe is a New York artist and art historian whose textile-based paintings, installations, and performative artworks have been widely exhibited. Munroe specializes in both traditional and contemporary textile techniques and has conducted independent research in the Met's collection of Islamic art. Interested in storytelling as a powerful tool of communication, she is also a dedicated educator who has taught and lectured at universities and museums across the country. Munroe holds advanced degrees in textile history and design from San Jose University and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Fee: $195 for the three-session workshop, plus $20 for materials. Fee includes Museum admission. Limited student discounts available.

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