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Do Cool Stuff - Screen Printing

When:

Sat 13 May 2017, 10:30am–1:30pm

Where: Panmure Community Centre, 7-13 Pilkington Rd, Panmure, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $113.50 ($110.00 + $3.50 fees)
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Listed by: 158ideas

You too can be a star of the small screen! This one-off class is suitable for complete beginners and continuing screeners alike.

StudiOh! runs 1-off clever classes for people who want to learn cool stuff. Our teacher for this class is the best we can find in Auckland. Print your own tea towels as gifts (mother's Day!) or for your own special cooking space. Ingrid Anderson is known for her gorgeous iconic New Zealand nature prints. She's bound to get you inspired to want to do more. A sampling of her work has recently been acquired by Auckland Museum for their archive.

This 3-hour class offers simple but effective hands-on art-making that turns you from a dish dryer into a fabric artist! Better yet, stretch your print over a blank framed canvas and you're an instant artist. We'll show you how. Our small class number is designed for your ease of learning.

What to bring - A smile, and a willingness to draw simple shapes and get into some messy learning! Bring your own fabric if you want to print a cushion cover or other as well. Bring an old shirt or an apron to wear, and a hairdryer if you have one to speed up drying time..

What you get - Screens and all other supplies provided. We'll have a range of simple ideas ready for you to use as inspiration. Ingrid will step you through the process and give you ample chances to try things before committing to ink! We provide sampling fabrics and you'll get two blank tea towels each.

About Ingrid - For Ingrid it all began with a screen printing course more than 20 years ago at the-then Auckland Technical Institute. With her fingers in the paint pots and pasting paper cut-outs on to silk screens, Ingrid felt this was far more her calling than the BA she was doing at the time. She pursued this new passion at The Quarry in Whangarei where an inspiring tutor encouraged her to put ink to fabric. Graphic and vibrant pohutukawa and kowhai flower bloomed. With more cutting and pasting - and the occasional hand-drawing - stylised native ferns, karaka and pukeko appeared. Her abstract designs grew bigger and bolder, taking on a distinct, modernist almost Scandinavian flavour. Concerned about quality and sustainability, Ingrid uses local cutters and sewers to make her products and has someone to help with the screen layouts using computer technology. She strongly defends New Zealand made. She believes that New Zealanders should be more selective about what they buy if they're to preserve their uniqueness. One of New Zealand's foremost textile designers, Ingrid Anderson's bold colourful designs can be found in homes and businesses throughout the country. Today, she works with Auckland Fabric Printers, a specialist apparel and home furnishing screen printing business. Ingrid will often trial print a new design in her own workshop before sending it to AFP for production into full fabric lengths. Digital printing also provides new opportunities for experimentation, and Anderson is currently reviving older designs with a contemporary colour palette.

Thanks again to Maungakiekie Tamaki Local Board for their generous support.

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