This class is focused on screen printing your very own design onto a set of table runners and napkins!
The design concept will be inspired by a Himalayan Cedar tree from Petersham which is currently being turned into a dining table which you and other participants will sit at for a rooftop dinner in September as part of MakerSpace's DIY Dinner Series. One set of your magnificently designed table runners and napkins will be utilised at the group dinner, the other you will take home with you to enjoy forever.
In this 4 hour class you will:
- look at some images and graphics of the Himalayan cedar tree —the leaves, flowers, branch structure, botanical name, bark, root system etc);
- draw your own concept for a design inspired by the Himalayan cedar tree on paper;
- hand-cut a stencil of your design (if you would prefer to use one of our pre-cut designs you are welcome);
- screen print your design onto a cotton table runner and a set of napkins.
No prior knowledge or experience in design or screen printing is necessary.
All equipment provided (cotton cloth, fabric ink, cutting boards, screens, paper etc.)
All screen printed fabric must be heat-set after the class at home before washing, or the ink will wash off. This can be done with an iron following specific instructions.
ABOUT THE DIY DINNER SERIES:
As part of our 'DIY Dinner' series you will also be invited to our final communal dinner on the rooftop of The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale where your creations will be utilised during the feast. Your ticket price covers a banquet meal shared with everyone else who has participated in making the table, the plates, the table settings and the carving knives as part of courses held at MakerSpace & Co. You will enjoy a delicious feast served by the amazing team at Barzaari Chippendale (who also have a restaurant in our local Marrickville neighbourhood) and join in a group photo of everyone involved in the DIY Dinner series.
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Suzy Pickles started her screen printing adventure as a fourteen year old in a course where she learned to construct her own timber frames, stretch the silk, cut stencils, block with gum acacia, create alignment, build up layers of transparency with print paste, and, ultimately, to create beautiful works of art. These skills became the basis of Suzy's screen printing practice, and are still with her decades later.
She has recently returned to a screen printing practice after many years pursuing other creative avenues, including completing a Masters of Art (Time-based Art) at CoFA, working as a graphic designer for many years, raising two boys, renovating three houses, travelling, cooking sourdough, and, appropriately, making pickles. She recently had an exhibition of her screen printed artworks at The Corner Gallery, Stanmore.
PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.
The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here: http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/
Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all.
We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.
Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment. All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).
MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course. It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
- Look at some images and graphics of the Himalayan cedar tree —the leaves, flowers, branch structure, botanical name, bark, root system etc);
- Draw your own concept for a design inspired by the Himalayan cedar tree on paper;
- Screen print your design onto a cotton table runner and a set of napkins
- Expert tuition from an expert teacher.
- Just your enthusiasm!
Casual (Warning: this might get messy). Wear closed shoes
Open to everyone interested!
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A place for people to make things
Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.
We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
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MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email email@example.com
Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.