I recently finished the fall workstudy program at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. The basic exchange is 4 weeks of work for 4 weeks of classes.
Here's part 2 of some little summaries of all the classes I took:
2) Screenprinting on Fabric with Lizzy Odiorne
I also had basic screenprinting knowledge before taking this class but in this case we used all pigments which I had no experience with. I was initially disappointed because the pigment sits on top of the fabric rather than being dyed through but the pigment we used was really nice and didn't add too much stiffness to cotton.
During this class I started experimenting with a quilting process called trapunto. It involves adding multiple layers of batting to specific areas. Here is a test with my swiss cheese plant screenprint -- a second layer of batting has been added to the leaves to make them puffier! Cool!! And then another experiment with 1, 2 and 3 layers of batting to create a pseudo-topographical map of the island where my grandmother lived. I'm really excited about this process and can see it coming through in my work in the future!