With Natalie Grambow
$350 [Includes $100 lab fee] class limit 14. Apr 6, 7, 8, 2018 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-4pm).
This invaluable three-day workshop is essential for anyone starting a silkscreen business or for those using the technique as a design element in textile projects. Participants will learn to print on a variety of cloth surfaces, from t-shirts to yardage. Participants will learn to master a range of single-pull printing methods (repeating patterns, rainbow prints, registration, etc.). All projects are done on 100% natural fibres using high-quality, water-soluble fabric paint.
The photographic process of putting an image on a screen will be covered in depth. Each student will learn how to prepare the screen and expose the image. We will work with high-quality, 18x 20” wood-frame silkscreens. At the end of the workshop, students will take home the screens and the many samples they have created.
Feel free to bring a small project from home to print on.
About Natalie Grambow
Natalie has an extensive background in design, teaching, and textile arts. An accredited interior designer, she spent many years in Ottawa working within the architectural design field and teaching design theory. Natalie’s first deep exploration of textiles began during her visual arts/photography studies at the University of Ottawa, when she experimented with non-silver techniques of transferring photographic imagery onto cloth. She subsequently studied at the École d’Impression Textile à Montréal and later travelled to Asia and Latin America, where she spent six months learning to weave with local Mayan weavers in Guatemala. Shortly after completing the textile arts program at Capilano College in 2001, she was awarded the BC Craft Association’s Award of Excellence.
Natalie has exhibited her textile art installations in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and on the Sunshine Coast. She has also developed a line of naturally dyed and printed fabrics and has been commissioned by such clients as the City of North Vancouver. Currently living in Roberts Creek, BC, she continues her art practice and studies from her studio.