With Natalie Grambow
$495 [Includes $150 lab fee] Class limit 14. Oct 21-24 (Mon-Thu) 10am-4pm.
Learning to screen print on cloth is like being given a surface-design superpower. Suddenly the placement of imagery, colour, and pattern is completely within your control—as is the multiple, the working textile artist’s largest asset.
This expanded four-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, thickened dyes, etc.).
All projects are done on 100% natural fibres using high-quality, water-soluble fabric paints, and natural dyes.
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. Designing for the screen print will be covered in depth. We will work with professional quality silkscreens. At the end of the workshop, students will take home the screens and the many samples they have created.
This is an in-depth workshop for students with some silkscreen experience. The instructor will guide students on image and fabric selections before the class begins so that they get the most out of the workshop.
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.