Code: R0202-22

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      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Textile Surface Printing

Jun 13 - 17, 2022



Decorating textiles is a global tradition with varying styles and functions. Students immerse themselves in the practice of fabric printing and experiment with how to transform textiles with various printmaking and dye techniques as well as learn the basics of screen printing and block printing onto fabric. Participants create and print their own designs onto fabrics using printmaking inks and Procion dyes. Fabrics are enhanced with reflective foil printing and dye baths to create patterns that sit on the surface and invent images within the woven threads. Students are welcome to bring their own light-colored fabrics of natural fiber: cotton; linen; and/or silk.


Water-based inks on fabric using screen printing and relief techniques, Procion dyes via block printing, foil, resist and dye techniques

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Padma Rajendran

Padma Rajendran lives and works in New York and teaches at the State University of New York at Purchase, Parsons School of Design and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has taught workshops at Byrdcliffe Artist Residency, Textile Art Center, Habitat for Artists and the Neuberger Museum. She received her MFA in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Padma Rajendran, Flowers To Fructus, detail

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Discover the exciting possibilities of this historically rooted medium. Our Printmaking program fosters a supportive studio atmosphere where artists of all levels have the freedom to experiment and learn new techniques. Summer printmaking workshops, taught by accomplished artists and educators, offer a fresh take on the medium, mixing traditional processes with experimental attitudes.

Anderson Ranch’s Patton Printmaking Studio is clean, spacious, and outfitted with a variety of presses and equipment to accommodate screen printing, relief, intaglio, monoprinting, bookmaking, mokuhanga and lithography. Students have access to individual work tables, wall space, palettes, rags, hand tools, power tools, computers with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities.

At Anderson Ranch, the process of printmaking honors tradition, innovation, community and collaboration. We invite you to explore, experiment and expand your visual expression in this captivating environment.

Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for SGC International members. Please register online and then email with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register. *Please note that the SGC discount cannot be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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Workshop Details

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Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Sharpie Oil Paint Marker


Variety of brushes of choice


Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.


Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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