23 Jun 2021
300 Minutes

Discover Lewers Garden: Printmaking Workshop

Make your own silk screen printed tea towels

Explore Lewers Garden with Artist/Printmaker, Freedom Wilson and Heritage Gardener, Shayne Roberts. Make your own silk screen printed tea towels inspired by the stories, shapes, shadows and silhouettes of the garden. Participants develop a hand cut paper stencil from many possibilities, leaves, flower parts, mushrooms or trees, to print onto two linen tea towels to take home.

*Participants will be provided a choice of Natural and White tea towels, but are also welcome to bring in their own fabric to print on, so long as its a 100% natural fabric – ie. Linen, cotton or bamboo.

23 June 2021 10am – 3pm

Workshop Schedule

10am Walk and talk with Shayne, Heritage Gardener, looking at interesting plants, taking beautiful shaped cuttings and observing silhouettes within the grounds.

10.40am In studio we will talk through the silk screen printing process, and discuss drawing up a stencil inspired by what we most enjoyed within the Lewers gardens.

11am Draw up and hand cut a plant inspired stencil using a scalpel on cutting mat.

11.45am Silkscreen print demonstration.

12pm Lunch break.

1pm Print first stencil in black onto either white or natural coloured tea towel.

2pm Print second stencil in two colours onto either white or natural coloured tea towel.

2.45pm Discuss & pack up.

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