Smitten Workshops

Screen Printing on Fabric - 6 Week Tuesday Evening Workshop - All Levels
Oct
18

Screen Printing on Fabric - 6 Week Tuesday Evening Workshop - All Levels

This is an immersive 6 week course in Textile screen printing and design.

By the end of the course, you will have produced a collection of hand-printed fabric and block printed samples, developed ideas through drawings and stencil cutting, as well as learn how to mix dye colours and experimented with different textile screen printing methods. You will also learn to 'burn' an image onto a screen using the light-sensitive emulsion. (although this is optional)

Materials provided: Calico, (2 metres), linen tea towel (x1) cotton tea towel (x1) stencil materials, Block printing materials, Art materials, inks, a screen and squeegee to use during the class.

What to bring: Scalpel blade (e.g Swann Morton, Excel, available from Gordon Harris), sketchbook ideas, Clean jars or containers (approx 400 gm capacity) to store your inks in, old newspaper, hairdryer if you have a spare one.

Light refreshments included.

Fee: $420.00

These are small intimate classes with a maximum of 4 students.

Additional items are available to purchase from the Studio Shop:

Blank Linen Tea Towels, $9.00 each

Blank Cotton Tea Towels, $5.00 each

Blank Calico Bags, $5.00 each

Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Mark-making and Beyond!
Nov
10

Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Mark-making and Beyond!

The Print Jam sessions: decorative textile printing at its best!

This is a 3-hour session that allows you to create a playground of stamps to print patterns galore! Let your mind off the hook and get into the groove, while you print an abundance of sample designs on calico. Then you will have the choice to decorate your own pair of linen napkins, or linen tea towel, or calico tote bag to take home.

A glass of wine is on us, so grab a friend for some creative "you" time.

Materials provided: Calico, stencil and stamp materials, inks, two linen napkins, (or Linen tea towel, or calico tote bag)

What to bring: Your ideas and inspiration, a decent scalpel blade if possible (e.g an Xacto knife from Gordon Harris for cutting stencils), old newspaper.

Light refreshments included and 1 glass of wine.

These are small intimate classes with a maximum of 8 students.

Fee: $45

Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Mark-making and Beyond!
Dec
6

Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Mark-making and Beyond!

The Print Jam sessions: decorative textile printing at its best!

This is a 3-hour session that allows you to create a playground of stamps to print patterns galore! Let your mind off the hook and get into the groove, while you print an abundance of sample designs on calico. Then you will have the choice to decorate your own pair of linen napkins, or linen tea towel, or calico tote bag to take home.

A glass of wine is on us, so grab a friend for some creative "you" time.

Materials provided: Calico, stencil and stamp materials, inks, two linen napkins, (or Linen tea towel, or calico tote bag)

What to bring: Your ideas and inspiration, a decent scalpel blade if possible (e.g an Xacto knife from Gordon Harris for cutting stencils), old newspaper.

Light refreshments included and 1 glass of wine.

These are small intimate classes with a maximum of 8 students.

Fee: $45

Block Printing - 1 Day Workshop *Table Runner*
Feb
4

Block Printing - 1 Day Workshop *Table Runner*

Create your own collection of beautiful printed designs on fabric which will include a linen table runner l to take home. We will deep-dive into making pattern repeating designs.

Using simple but effective materials we will make a printing stamp and will also carve a printing block to use. A carefully curated collection of textile colours will be available for you to choose from and you will learn to think like a textile designer by taking inspiration from contemporary textile artisans.


Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Mark-making and Beyond!
Sep
15

Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Mark-making and Beyond!

The Print Jam sessions: decorative textile printing at its best!

This is a 3-hour session that allows you to create a playground of stamps to print patterns galore! Let your mind off the hook and get into the groove, while you print an abundance of sample designs on calico. Then you will have the choice to decorate your own pair of linen napkins, or linen tea towel, or calico tote bag to take home.

A glass of wine is on us, so grab a friend for some creative "you" time.

Materials provided: Calico, stencil and stamp materials, inks, two linen napkins, (or Linen tea towel, or calico tote bag)

What to bring: Your ideas and inspiration, a decent scalpel blade if possible (e.g an Xacto knife from Gordon Harris for cutting stencils), old newspaper.

Light refreshments included and 1 glass of wine.

These are small intimate classes with a maximum of 8 students.

Fee: $45

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Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Mark-making and Beyond! *SOLD OUT* (Next date September 15th)
Jun
23

Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Mark-making and Beyond! *SOLD OUT* (Next date September 15th)

The Print Jam sessions: decorative textile printing at its best! This is a 3-hour session that allows you to create a playground of stamps to print patterns galore! Let your mind off the hook and get into the groove, while you print an abundance of sample designs on calico. Then you will decorate your own pair of linen napkins to take home. A glass of wine is on us, so grab a friend for some creative "you" time.

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Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Markmaking and Beyond!
May
12

Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Markmaking and Beyond!

The Print Jam sessions: decorative textile printing at its best! This is a 3-hour session that allows you to create a playground of stamps to print patterns galore! Let your mind off the hook and get into the groove, while you print an abundance of sample designs on calico. Then you will decorate your own pair of linen napkins to take home. A glass of wine is on us, so grab a friend for some creative "you" time.

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Screen Printing on Fabric for Beginners - 1 Day Workshop
Feb
26

Screen Printing on Fabric for Beginners - 1 Day Workshop

An inspiring and instructive approach to screen printing onto fabric using simple hand-cut stencils.​ Mix your own fabulous combinations of colours and take away several squares of printed cotton. Perfect for whipping up into your own unique cushions or crafts. Held at Smitten Design Workshops in Auckland.

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Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Markmaking and Beyond!
Feb
17

Inky Art Wine Night: Stamping, Stencilling, Markmaking and Beyond!

The Print Jam sessions: decorative textile printing at its best! This is a 3-hour session that allows you to create a playground of stamps to print patterns galore! Let your mind off the hook and get into the groove, while you print an abundance of sample designs on calico. Then you will decorate your own pair of linen napkins to take home. A glass of wine is on us, so grab a friend for some creative "you" time.

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Block Printing - 1 Day Workshop *Table Runner*
Aug
21

Block Printing - 1 Day Workshop *Table Runner*

This one day class offers an inspiring and instructive approach to screen printing using some simple stencil techniques. Colours will be carefully mixed into unique combinations and we will learn about pattern repeats. Students will get the chance to experiment on some calico before printing their designs onto a pre-sewn 100% linen table runner. This could also be used as a beautiful piece of textile art, or as a wall hanging!

Fee: $195

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Printing on Fabric for Teens - 2 Day Workshop
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Printing on Fabric for Teens - 2 Day Workshop

A creative and productive 2-day workshop for teens, aimed at those with an interest in print design. We will cover the basics of screen printing and block printing, underpinned with visual research.

This is a student-driven workshop, and at the end of the class, the students will take away their own printed Tote bag and T-Shirt, learnt how to have mixed textile colours, and research their idea's through creating a mood board. We will look at some influential fashion, textile designers and printmaking artists.

$280 per person

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Block Printing - 1 Day Workshop
Jul
10

Block Printing - 1 Day Workshop

Create your own collection of beautiful printed designs on fabric which will include a linen tea towel to take home. We will deep-dive into making pattern repeating designs.

Using simple but effective materials we will make a printing stamp and will also carve a printing block to use. A carefully curated collection of textile colours will be available for you to choose from and you will learn to think like a textile designer by taking inspiration from contemporary textile artisans.

Fee: $195

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