Summer Workshop Program 2019/2020
Most workshops take place at Stitch Paint Burn Studio in Camden Park, Adelaide, but I also teach at different locations around Adelaide and the Hills. If you see a workshop that interests you in the descriptions below, but which isn’t on the current program, get in contact! I’ll happily arrange a workshop to suit you.
Workshops are appropriate for anyone over 10 years of age, including absolute beginners! From time to time, school holiday workshops for kids of any age are held. Classes held at Stitch Paint Burn Studio have no minimum number of participants, however other locations do.
Gift vouchers are also available – either for a specific workshop, or a credit amount of your choice. Get in touch for more information.
|Sat 1 Feb||Watercolour Travel Sketching for Beginners||9.30am-12.30pm||Adelaide Remakery|
|Sat 1 Feb||Sashiko/Boro Mending||1-4pm||Adelaide Remakery|
|Sun 2 Feb||Dye Day||9-11.30am||stitch Paint Burn|
|Sun 2 Feb||Watercolour Travel Sketching for Beginners||1-4pm||Stitch Paint Burn|
|Wed 12 Feb||Shibori Dyeing Basics||10am-1pm||Stitch Paint Burn|
|Sat 15 Feb||OPEN STUDIO||10am – 2pm||Stitch Paint Burn|
|Wed 19 Feb||Sashiko & Boro Mending||6.30-9.30pm||Stitch Paint Burn|
|Sat 22 Feb||Home Is Where The Heart Is – Sculpture Workshop||9am-1pm||Stitch Paint Burn|
|Sun 23 Feb||Intro to Coiled Basketry||10am-1pm||Stitch Paint Burn|
|Sun 1 Mar||Watercolour Travel Sketching for Beginners||9.30am-12.30pm||Adelaide Remakery|
|Sun 1 Mar||Sashiko & Boro Mending||1-4pm||Adelaide Remakery|
|Sun 15 Mar||Nui Shibori||9am-4pm||Stitch Paint Burn|
|Sun 22 Mar||Shibori Dyeing Basics||10am-1pm||Stitch Paiint Burn|
|Sat 4 Apr||Watercolour Travel Sketching for Beginners||9.30am-12.30pm||Adelaide Remakery|
|Sat 4 Apr||Sashiko & Boro Mending||1-4pm||Adelaide Remakery|
|Sun 3 May||Watercolour Travel Sketching for Beginners||9.30am-12.30pm||Adelaide Remakery|
|Sun 3 May||Sashiko & Boro Mending||1-4pm||Adelaide Remakery|
Geli Plate Monoprinting $75 for 3 hours
Great for beginners interested in simple printmaking techniques which don’t require much specialist equipment. Use gelatin plates to explore monoprinting, and learn how to make your own plates to keep on printing at home.
Watercolour Travel Sketching for Beginners $75 for 3 hours
Learn the basics of watercolour painting, so that you can confidently document beautiful things that you see on your travels – much more personal than taking photos! You will learn about the materials needed, ideas for creating your own portable kit, as well as many painting and process tips and techniques. You will take home your own work of art and heaps of new ideas!
Shibori Dyeing Basics $75 for 3 hours
Learn the traditional Japanese indigo resist-dyeing technique of Shibori, and add appeal to textile items. Every piece is unique! Explore a range of folding and stitching techniques, and how to make the dye-bath. You might like to bring your own natural fibre fabric items to dye, but not essential.
Home Is Where The Heart Is – Sculpture Workshop $100 for 4 hours
Learn a range of different construction techniques to create small sculptural house forms which incorporate some of your most special memories. Incorporate treasures into the walls – old recipes, doileys made by your granny, photos and love letters….Fabric, paper, and other sentimental elements can be combined to make an artwork which is highly personal. Hide secrets inside or reveal them for all to see. Includes morning tea.
Nui Shibori $150 for 7 hours
Learn the traditional Japanese indigo resist-dyeing technique of Nui (stitched) Shibori. This technique tends to be a bit more controlled than some other shibori methods, and lends itself to graphic shapes and simple images. In this full day workshop, you learn about working with a fructose fermentation indigo vat, and mix your own for use in the workshop and to take home and continue using. Explore a range of nui shibori techniques, and experiment with dyeing different fabric types.
Sashiko and Boro Mending $45 for 3 hours
Boro is the rustic Japanese textile technique of layering fabrics to mend or reinforce them, and sashiko is the stitching used to hold the layers together. Learn a variety of different traditional and modern sashiko designs, and if you’d like, how to create your own designs. Bring something that needs some visible mending or make patches from the available fabrics.
Coil Basketry $75 for 3 hours
Learn to craft your own small basket using the coiling technique. The beauty of this style of basketry is in the flexibility of the materials you can use – raffia, grasses, recycled fabric scraps or soft plastics… We’ll start with raffia, but if you’d like to incorporate other materials, feel free to bring some.
Wire Sculpture $45 for 3 hours
Learn construction techniques to create intricately detailed wire sculptures using pipe cleaners, which are soft and easy to work with. Other elements such as fabric, paper and things from nature can also added to your work to bring a sense of whimsy. You might choose to bring some extra bits to add to your sculpture.
Artist’s Book $90 for 5 hours
Spend the day learning book-binding techniques to create your own hand-bound concertina book, then explore different watercolour and brush techniques, collage, stamping, layout and application of text to transform it into an amazing piece of art. You will need to bring text from a favourite poem, song lyrics or even a special memory to inspire your work and weave into your design.
Learn to Crochet $45 for 3 hours
Learn the necessary crochet techniques and stitches to start making your own infinity scarf or cowl for winter. Choose from my range of yarn, or you might wish to bring your own 100% acrylic 8 ply yarn to work with. You will take home a crochet hook and the skills to finish what you have started!
Lino Printing Basics $75 for 3 hours
Another terrific printing method for beginners. Design and carve your own lino plate, and print using a range of different tricks to add more colour.
Creative Stitch (not your nanna’s embroidery!) $75 for 3 hours
Learn a range of methods for transferring an image onto fabric or paper, to be embellished with stitch. Practice a variety of decorative embroidery stitches which can be used to add to your design, then choose one of the available images to start your own beautiful contemporary artwork.
Paint the Sky with Acrylics $75 for 3 hours
Learn acrylic painting techniques to produce beautiful cloudy skies – billowing, misty, blustery, sunset…. you choose! Take home several works of art – you will practice painting on canvas sheets then produce a finished sky painting on a canvas board.
Bird Painting with Acrylics $200 for two days, 10am – 4pm daily
Join Donna in this special two-day introductory workshop where you will learn to paint lifelike birds using acrylic paint on canvas. You will also learn about gold leaf application. Places for this workshop are strictly limited to three people.
For most workshops, simply click the link above, or for more information email: stitchpaintburn (at) outlook.com You will receive confirmation and some extra information when payment has been received for your workshop.
The maximum number of participants for each workshop at Stitch Paint Burn is four. There is no minimum – the workshop will run even if you are the only participant.
Email Sue for SASHIKO workshops held at The Adelaide Remakery: sue (at) theadelaideremakery.com.au Please note: The Adelaide Remakery workshops require a minimum number of participants to go ahead.
Look for Fabrik workshops on Eventbrite.