Syrian block-printing with Zena Sabbagh for ISHKAR
Please book via Billetto - Workshop 1 - 15 people per workshop - £37 each
Please book via Billetto - Workshop 2 - 15 people per workshop - £37 each
Zena Sabbagh is a master Syrian artisan. When Aleppo was bombed, Zena fled to Beirut. She left many of her possessions behind in order to rescue her precious collection of wooden stamping blocks. Here she set up a block printing atelier, providing employment to women from Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq
This workshop is an opportunity to learn directly from Zena about the art and technique of block print. Participants will leave with a set of decorated tea towels that they themselves have printed. They will also leave with an appreciation of the history and symbolism of this ancient Syrian craft, and a powerful sense of inspiration too.
Watch ISHKAR’s video by Louise Gholam about Zena here: https://vimeo.com/410981516
This workshop is suited for all abilities and ages. All materials are provided and participants are welcome to bring an item clothing or their own fabric to print on.