Pillow Talk: Pillowcase Printing Date Night

February 10, 2024
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Construction technician Betty Leacraft-Cameron wraps Betye Saar in Saar’s Fantasies yardage, 1984

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, screenprint your own pillowcase covers with a friend and a glass of wine. Each participant will receive one pillowcase and learn how to screenprint using expressive monoprinting techniques with prepared imagery inspired by Betye Saar’s “Takin’ a Chance on Luv.”

Wine and treats will be available. BYO wine permitted.

Event Information

February 10, 2024
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Each ticket is good for two participants.

$70 Public | $50 FWM Members

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About the Art

Betye Saar, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum. “Takin’ a Chance on Luv’,” 1984. Pigment on cotton sateen, 85 x 82 inches. Edition of 10. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

A native of Los Angeles and Pasadena, California, Betye Saar studied design at the University of California, Los Angeles—an academic field imposed upon women of color who were interested in the arts, rather than Fine Arts, due to the racism and sexism prevalent in universities at the time. Saar eventually studied printmaking, and her earliest works on paper use the soft-ground etching technique, where she pressed stamps, stencils, and found materials into her plates to capture their images and textures. Her prints are notably concerned with spirituality, cosmology, and family. With her background in design and printmaking, Betye Saar created Takin’ A Chance on Luv’ during her residency at FWM. Saar worked closely with Master Printer Robert Smith to create large silk screens to print the rhythmic fan pattern repeating on the border and the large-scale symbols of dice, fish, and hands appearing in the center of the duvet.