Fusion Art Cloth: Eco-dyeing, Shibori and Screen print with Anne Leon
This workshop is the ultimate fusion of plant-dyeing, Shibori and screen-printing techniques, incorporating photo- emulsion processes to create unique and multi-layers Art Cloths.
Students will learn shibori techniques to dye fabrics using locally sourced materials, creating intricate patterns and backgrounds. Then, using local natural surrounds as our inspiration, we will draw and refine images which will become the basis for the prints: transferring images onto screens using photo emulsion, and printing them onto the pre-dyed cloth. The rich layering of dye, print and textures enables a depth of artistry.
In addition, maintaining a creative diary and record of experimental, dyeing, Shibori and drawing will provide a valuable reference for ongoing projects. This workshop is suitable of all levels of experience. Material Fee: $50
Born in South Africa, Anne immigrated to Australia in 1974, having completed her first year of a BA Fine Art at the University of Natal. Settling in Brisbane, she graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art, majoring in ceramics. Anne has been evolving her design and art practice ever since, and currently works primarily in textiles. The diverse nature and versatility of Anne’s work reflect a rich artistic career, and include screen-and block-printing, painting and dyeing, on textiles and paper. This quality has earned her numerous large commissions, from interior designers, architects and couturiers both domestic and international. Anne works from her studio in Mullumbimby, Northern NSW Australia, where she creates custom hand-printed and naturally dyed textiles and maintains her arts practice. She conducts workshops throughout Australia.
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.