Introduction to Surface Design

Each workshop will take place on a Saturday:

2nd February 2019: Introduction to surface design and to colour using Procion dyes. Exchange dye an 18-part colour wheel.

2nd March 2019: Bucket dyeing (high immersion for flat colour), gradation dyeing (low immersion with or without texture), tray dyeing and layered dyeing.

6th April 2019: Over dyeing, resist dyeing (clamp, stitch, pole, soya wax).

4th May 2019: Screen printing for background and texture

1st June 2019: Breakdown printing and screen printing for detail.

6th July 2019: Removing colour using Formosol discharge paste.

10th August 2019: Mono-printing and stamping.

31st August 2019: Mark making, using text and found objects. Adding and removing colour.

5th October 2019: Paper lamination stencils and more.

2nd November 2019: Thermofax screens and using screen printing inks. Course round-up

With a maximum of 6 students you’ll get lots of one to one support, group demonstrations and detailed class notes. The workshops will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day with the studio opening at 9am.

The total cost for the 10 sessions is £600. A £120 fee is payable on booking. The remaining £480 will be payable in 4 instalments of £120 payable during each of the first four workshops.

The cost includes hot and cold drinks, biscuits and fruit. Please bring your own lunch with you each day. Most of the materials (except fabric), media and equipment needed for the workshops will be provided. You will be given requirement lists before each workshop but I aim to keep these as short as possible. The studio will be stocked with a selection of the fabrics, Procion dyes, screen printing inks, auxiliary chemicals, screen printing screens and equipment for students to buy so that you can continue your studies at home.

Cancellation policy: This workshop will only run if 4 or more people enrol. If there is a shortfall you will receive a full refund. And you will, of course, receive a full refund if I cancel the course. However please be aware that a refund will not be given in any other circumstances unless your place can be filled.

No refunds will be given if you miss individual workshops. If I have to cancel an individual session I will make every effort to reschedule. If you are unable to attend a rescheduled session you will receive a £60 refund.