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Fabric Lanterns

Fabric Lanterns

Friday 29 May 2020

Use Indian woodblocks and thermofax screens to print onto fabric, which we will turn into three fabric lanterns.

 

COURSE CONTENT

We begin with an introduction to pattern theory and a demonstration of printing with woodblocks and thermofax screens. After this, you will be provided with white cotton fabric strips to print, which we will turn into fabric lanterns in the afternoon.

 You will leave with …  three assembled fabric lanterns, suitable for use with LED tealights.

 

WHO IS THIS FABRIC PRINTMAKING COURSE FOR?

This workshop is aimed at complete beginners to fabric printing, or printmakers who are used to working in a different medium. The class is well suited to quilters, sewers and embroiders who would like to create their own unique fabrics. Creative dabblers will also be interested in learning a new skill that is easy to continue at home. Due to the small group size, help and advice is always at hand meaning that your learning is fully supported throughout the course.

 

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

All printmaking tools, equipment and materials will be provided, including a range of fabric inks, pre-designed woodblocks and thermofax screens. You do not need to prepare any designs in advance. Additional inks and lanterns will be available to purchase during the day. You will be provided with white cotton to make your lanterns from, but you might like to bring additional fabrics to experiment with.

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Group size is limited to 8 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The workshop will begin at 09:30 and finish by 15:00, but note that times may vary depending on the speed at which you work and the final group size.

May 2020
£70

Tutor

Ruth Wheaton
Ruth Wheaton

I've been teaching printmaking at Slamseys since 2013, having studied with the OCA, Gainsborough's House and Colchester Institute. I love helping adult learners discover new processes and create artwork. I make sure classes are relaxed and friendly - you can never ask too many questions! 

Tutor Reviews

We really had a fantastic time learning how to screen print and creating our own designs and would love to do more with Slamseys.... Highly recommend both in terms of the fab venue and teaching!!

Chelmsford City W.I.

I go on courses when other people go on holiday and discovered Slamseys printing courses and had a rush of blood to the head. It has been a total success! Ruth is a very experienced tutor, there is flexibility and equipment and inks are freely available. There are lots of helpful tips along the way so that you can continue at home. She has a real love and understanding of the printmaking process. With Ruth’s very gentle teaching style, you will get a great deal out of the class, even with no prior knowledge of printing. Everything associated with Slamseys is of the highest quality and matches the branding of the website. The barn is a very large, airy space and very conducive to encouraging art activities. There being no more than 6 in a class there is no need for the diffident to feeling overwhelmed, and there is plenty of parking!  What more can I say? Only I am already planning to join more course in the future. My money was well spent!

Cathy T

The 5 Week Printmaking Short Course was a perfect introduction to a variety of ways of printing art, that could easily be replicated at home. Ruth is a very talented artist who is able to generate an enthusiasm for what she does during the course. She is very patient and allows each member of the class to 'do their own thing'. The surroundings in which the course takes place are ideal and the equipment provided is very good. I will certainly continue to print art at home and have already begun collecting a few things with a project in mind. I thoroughly enjoyed each morning.

Karen B

The Fabric Printing One-to-One course was fantastic. We were so impressed with the course from booking to finish. Ruth was flexible and accommodating when we needed to change our booking at the last minute. We would just love to do more printing now! The follow up information about where to purchase supplies etc. is extremely helpful. This will ensure we carry on!

Connie C

I found the Fabric Printing Short Course really interesting and informative, especially as this is something I've never tried before, it was very good value for money. I especially liked the small class and the laid back approach Ruth has, it really does makes people feel at ease and able to express themselves individually. Also being able to experiment with different techniques and mediums. The cakes were a real treat too! 

Sam D