Screen printing is a technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil, in this 3 and a half hour workshop students will be taken through the basics of how to create a design on stencil paper and cut out, attach to a screen, apply paint with a squeegee and then print onto a cushion cover. Then using transfer paper draw embellishments to add to their cushion covers and if desired adding extra detail by painting fabic paint onto covers, and finally setting ink using a heat press. No experience necessary, drawing abilitiy an advantage. Please include cushion cover colour in your booking details, colours avvailable are: black, light denim, red, hot pink or taupe.Cushion inserts can be purchased for $5 each, this option will be available in the booking section.
- How to create a design on stencil paper and cut out.
- How to apply paint with a squeegee and then print onto a cushion cover.
- Using transfer paper draw embellishments to add to their cushions covers and if desired adding extra detail by painting fabric paint onto covers.
- 2 x printed 45cm x 45cm cushion covers ( 2 x cushion inserts can be purchased for an extra $10)
- Expert tuition form an experienced teacher.
- Just yourself.
Casual, it may get messy. Aprons provided.
Children 9-14 years old
Vendor sincce 2014
Anna is recognised as one of Australia leading costume jewellery designers. Her work is regularly represented in fashion and bridal publications and parades including Fashion Week. Anna has many commissions from film and theatre companies and has also participated in many group exhibitions. See Anna's work on Instagram @elysiancreations @jewellerymakingclasses
Her design interests have extended from costume to other areas including lead lighting, mosaic, sculpture, printing and fine art techniques, millinery, and metal and theatrical costumes. She also works as a freelance stylist for bridal and fashion photo shoots.
During the last twenty years of running her costume jewellery label 'Elysian Creations' she has trained many staff how to craft and assemble costume jewellery, bridal millinery and costumes, and extended this ten years ago to teaching children and adults how to make jewellery and art and craft creations.
After many years of working in the fashion industry and becoming a mother of two, Anna's passion for teaching and sharing her extensive knowledge in jewellery making and art and craft techniques has grown from teaching at schools to running classes and workshops at her own studio in Melbourne’s inner west.
She believes everyone has the ability to be creative and with positive encouragement can produce beautiful artwork. She also believes creativity has a calming effect on children and builds confidence through a sense of achievement, she loves inspiring children to push the boundaries of what they think they are capable of to send them to next level.