Adults

Adults

Workshops for adults

Creative programs include short workshops and longer classes that run over several weeks.

Classes are delivered by specialist tutors and professional artists.

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    A current trend in fashion and homewares, shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it before dyeing it in indigo to create beautiful textile designs.

    In this 2-day introductory workshop with artist and textile maker Micaela Christie, you’ll develop an understanding of shibori techniques and surface design procedures to create your own fabrics.

    You’ll get hands-on experience in preparing and using an indigo vat, selecting suitable fabrics as well as techniques to create a different patterns including using wood blocks, rubber bands and folding.

    Create unique fabric samples that you can take home and make into cushions, clothing or other homewares.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic inks and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    Tutor: Micaela Christie
    Since 2010, Micaela has been the creative director of Atomic Fox, a studio that produces hand printed textiles and artwork for interiors, homewares and costumery. Her work can be found in private collections in Australia and the UK. Based in the Blue Mountains, Micaela’s multidisciplinary practice incorporates printmaking, painting, graphic design, fibre and lighting installations. She is a graduate of the University of NSW College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art & Design). Her work is handcrafted with love and passion.

    Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Price: Full price: $275.00 Concession: $231.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Have you ever wanted to learn how to bind your own books? Join us for a 1-day Bradel bookbinding introductory workshop. Developed in Germany in the 18th century, this general purpose binding structure can be used to create your own artist books or journals.

    In this fun workshop, you’ll develop a good working knowledge of book binding products, tools, equipment and process and skills to progress to more complex book-binding techniques. You’ll also gain an understanding of the properties of paper, adhesives, thread, fabrics and leather, all used for book binding.

    With our experienced tutor, you’ll be guided through the design, material selection and finishing processes of book binding and take home the 2 finished books you create.

    We’ll look at a variety of contemporary and historical artist’s work throughout the day for inspiration.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Class size: maximum 12 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Price: Full price: $125.00 Concession: $105.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington