Eco-dye, Shibori & Screenprint with Anne Leon
This workshop is the fusion of plant-dyeing, Shibori, and screen-printing, incorporating the photo-emulsion process, to create multilayered ARTCLOTH.
Students will initially dye their fabrics using locally sourced plant materials, with SHIBORI techniques, to create intricate patterns, and beautiful coloured backgrounds.
Then with Nature as our inspiration, we will draw and refine images which will become the basis for the prints; transfer these onto screens using photo-emulsion, and print onto the pre-dyed cloth.
The rich layering of dye, print and texture,enable a depth of artistry,for students to create ART CLOTH.
In addition, maintaining a Creative Diary of experimental dyeing, Shibori and drawings, will provide valuable reference for ongoing projects.
This workshop is for participants with some textile experience.
The diversity of Anne’s work, form watercolors to fabric designs, reflects a rich artistic career, spanning over 30 years.
Born in South Africa, Anne studied Fine Arts at the national University, and immigrate with her family to Australia. In 1973 she continued her studies at Seven Hills College of art in Brisbane, and graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts in 1975.
Anne utilized a wide variety of techniques in her work, including silkscreen and block printing, painting and dyeing. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows within Australia, and has work in international collections.
The quantity and versatility of her work have earned her numerous large commissions, from interior designers, architects, couturiers, domestic and international.
Anne established a fabric design studio in Byron Bay in 2002, and recently moved to Mullumbimby, where she continue to design and produce bespoke textiles, and maintain her own Fine Art practice. Being a well respected and accomplished textile artist, Anne conducts workshops and classes sharing her expertise with students of all ages
STUDENTS REQUIREMENTS LIST
ECO-DYE, SHIBORI & SCREEN-PRINT with Anne Leon
STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:
1 ball of poly string
Strong, polyester thread (preferably dark colour) and needles
identifying buttons or beads (as things go astray in pots)
A small collection of pre-washed natural fabrics in white or natural for experimentaion:
silk, wool, cotton, hemp, linen etc
A4 folder with clear sleeves for notes and samples
Drawing materials: A4 drawing pad, (Creative Diary) pencils, variety of black pens, ink, brushes etc
Masking & sticky tape.
good quality, water-colour paper–if desired
wear old clothes and comfy shoes.
PLEASE BRING $50 IN CASH TO THE BEGINNING OF THE WORKSHOP
FOR EQUIPMENT KIT, WHICH INCLUDES:
1small silk screen
inks for printing
notes on all processes
While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.
Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.
Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.