Come experience this unique workshop set to music, in which you'll learn how to use your body to create a distinct print on fabric! At the Ritmo Workshop, participants gather to create tapestries collectively by impressing images onto fabric through pressure applied by the movement of the human body, as well as the power of dance. Each participant will be able to take away a tapestry made from linoleum blocks engraved with Ariel Foster's designs. The work in play at Ritmo was developed through the span of multiple conversations Foster held with various people about the ways that they understand their unique national identities, and the values specific to their native cultures.
Ariel Cavalcante Foster is a Brazilian-American artist and community programer based in Baltimore, Md. She has a BA in Studio Art and Arts Administration from Goucher College. She founded Ritmo Studio, a nomadic textile shop established in 2016, where she produces body-printed fabric products and hosts workshops that are based on her artist printmaking practices.
Bubbly water and Mimosas
Clipper Mill Studios is an artist warehouse, where many established artists like MICA professors, professional photographers, muralists, painters, and carpenters reside their studio practice. It is in an industrial neighborhood, very common in Baltimore City, that has been repurposed. The area is now filled with artist studio warehouses, high-end restaurants, and many maker-spaces.
Printing a Tapestry via Dance