Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Workshop: Screen Printing Imagery and Texture

2010 Maiwa Textile Workshops
Screen Printing: Imagery and Texture on Fabric
Gunnel Hag

$395 (Includes $90 Lab Fee) Four full days

October 18 - 21 (Mon - Thu) 10 am - 4 pm
Maiwa East - 1310 Odlum Drive, Vancouver, Canada
Class Limit 14

Registration Opens June 21, 2010

For over thirty years Gunnel Hag has owned and operated Trees Textile Designers and Printers in Toronto. She is currently producing printed and dyed fabrics for film and theatre companies in Canada and the United States.

This invaluable two-day workshop is essential for those starting a silk-screen business and for those using the technique as a design element in textile projects. Participants will learn to print anything from t-shirts to yardage using a variety of single-pull printing methods (repeating patterns, rainbow prints, registration, etc.). All projects are done on 100% natural fibres using high quality, water-soluble fabric paint.

The photographic process of putting an image on a screen is covered in depth with each student adhering an image to a high quality, wood-frame, 18” x 20” silkscreen. The screen and the many samples created will be theirs to keep.

Feel free to bring projects from home to print on.


GUNNEL HAG

Gunnel Hag is an enthusiastic, innovative, and creative teacher. She studied Textiles at Stockholm University, Sweden, and the Royal College of Art, London, England. For over thirty years she has owned and operated Trees Textile Designers and Printers in Toronto, currently producing printed and dyed fabrics for film and theatre companies in Canada and the United States.

Her clothing and interior fabrics have been represented at international design exhibitions. She has received many grants and awards for her work, including OAC grants and a Ministry of Industry and Trade Award. Gunnel was a professor in the Textile Studio at Sheridan College School of Craft and Design in Oakville, Ontario, for twelve years. In 2002 she was a visiting lecturer at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. Gunnel has published two books: Creating Texture and Creating Texture: Soft Textures. Her concern with health and safety, both in her studio and in the classroom, has led Gunnel to actively promote the water-based Colour Vie Pigment System for the past twenty years. pages.istar.ca/~colorvie See her feature in Fibre Quarterly.

Student Supply List

While Maiwa supplies the fabric for this class, you may want to bring extra fabric for printing on. T-shirts, pillowcases, yardage of various natural fibres – cotton, linen, rayon, silk (white or light colours).

Sketch book and notebook
Favourite drawing materials
10 small plastic containers with lids (small yogurt size)
Samples or pictures of your work (if available)
Colour and design inspirations (pictures, sketches, fabric swatches)
Samples for viewing and discussion: one example of a printed fabric that you find unusual and intriguing.
Please bring a bag lunch. All other materials provided.



The full course calendar is on the web. A print version will be available in June. Registration opens June 21, 2010.


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