A pleasure to be invited to teach again at PRESSPLAY, an annual arts youth festival organised by the National Library Board. The location was the new and shiny Tampines Library - six floors of tastefully designed air-conditioned reading comfort! Lots of fun to teach a packed workshop the basics of designing and carving a rubber block to be used in fabric printing. I'm in love with the original designs created by both male and female participants! It was a busy session but everyone walked away with their freshly carved block and hot-off-the-hand-press tote bag. Look forward to seeing how everyone use these skills again in the near future!
ANZA members reinventing Peranakan culture! Wonderful to have a full house of creative ladies from the Australia & New Zealand Association at a recent Peranakan Printing Express Workshop. Great to see how people tackled the design challenges of this decorative display mat. I'm happy to see how well the new border tiles worked out in these prints. Many thanks to ANZA for organising this most enjoyable session!
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Children make great art teachers! I love seeing the boldness and creativity that they naturally seem to have. When it comes to deciding on colour and patterns, children seem to rely on their gut feeling and appear a lot less inhibited than adult learners. I also love seeing parents working together with their kids to create something that captures a beautiful moment in time. There’s a lot to be learnt on many levels from these petite participants!
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A Year of Creating With Culture
Some photos from a year of creative fun with Print Culture Studio! Thanks for your support and encouragement. Looking forward to more great things to come in 2018! Subscribe & Create With Culture in the New Year!
Block Printing - Create Your Own Stamp!
It's so satisfying to carve and print your own unique designs. Join me and create fabric prints with the ultimate designer - you! See workshop schedule.
Learn to design, carve and print your own unique fabric prints!
Discover your own sense of style and colour in a specialised session of creative relaxation. Print on quality cotton fabric perfect for turning into a cushion, small tablecloth or decorative wall-hanging. Take home your hand-carved rubber block for future projects, including printing on other fabric items, greeting cards and wrapping paper.
Repeat or single motif creation will be covered, and you are free to bring along your own design*. Peranakan tile inspired designs will also be available for use. All tools, material, supplies, aprons and light refreshments will be provided - just bring along your sweet self!
Included in this workshop:
Skill to design, transfer and carve your own linocut block, and use of a unique hand-made block library
Hands-on instruction from a professional printmaker and artist
Quality Japan-made cotton sateen fabric
Student Pack with instructions and supplier information
* Designs may need to be sent to me prior to the workshop to confirm their suitability for block carving.
Beginner student? You’ll love the clear and achievable outcomes of this workshop. Check out Express Peranakan Printing if you’d prefer a non-carving workshop.
Alumni student? If you’ve done the Express Peranakan Printing, you’ll build on your skills and enjoy customising your block and fabric this time.
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Participants must be over 15 years old unless supervised as sharp tools are used. Images from this workshop may be used for marketing purposes unless otherwise indicated.
I recently enjoyed teaching at a government childcare centre. It's certainly easier in some ways to teach children that are not your own...strangely! Perhaps I'm more patient with other people's children! Anyway, my own daughter was too busy helping me and supervising others students to be taught. She took her role as 'assistant printer' very seriously!
It was nice to be able to let parents know that art doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, to do the kind of printing we did, you really only need some paint and white polystyrene fruit trays. Photocopy paper and a few sponges...and your kid is off! What's really important is the fact that parents are spending gadget-free time with their children - and kids are leading the way with what they want to create using the colours they love!
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