Stories in fabric-using colour and print

Thursday 17th August at 10:00am Saturday 19th August at 4:00pm

Tutor: Katie Smith

This three day course with Katie Smith from print and design studio tablet+haar, is for anyone who is interested in exploring screen printing on fabric in an intuitive and experimental way using blocks of colour, abstract shapes and silhouettes. We will be using pigment inks and hand cut screen stencils to layer print, play with colour and colour overlays. We will also explore piecing elements of printed fabric together to create exciting and dynamic compositions. 

We will start by creating inspirational mood boards from the visual material you bring along with you using these as the basis for your compositions and screen-printing stencils. Katie will guide you through each step showing you how to mix inks, cut stencils, plan your composition and how to screen print onto fabric. 

By the end of the course you will have a collection of printed fabrics which you can either frame as pictures, or make up into small wall hangings or cushions. You can also use them as the basis for further experimentation with stitch, contemporary patchwork etc. 

No previous screen printing experience is necessary but a basic understanding of how to mix colour would be helpful. 

Three day course fee:- £165 + Eventbrite fee

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What to bring with you:
An Apron
Inspirational material – tear sheets, photographs, sketchbooks, colour swatches
Masking tape
A variety of cotton or linen fabrics to print on: white/off white or pale colours (the inks will not print well on dark coloured fabric).
Natural coloured textured fabrics are fine and can produce interesting results. Pencil/markers/eraser/scalpel/kitchen roll/pins/needle/thread 

tablet+HAAR is the design and printmaking studio run by Katie Ebben Smith. Driven by a passion for print, colour and pattern, Katie is inspired by the beautiful landscape of the East Neuk, creating textile designs and art prints that capture the essence of her surroundings. 

Katie has a BA Hons in Textile Design and Printmaking from Edinburgh College of Art and an RSA Postgraduate Diploma in Fine & Decorative Arts History from Christie’s London. Recent projects have included painting two 8ft giraffe for Glenmorangie, presenting partner for the RZSS and Edinburgh Zoo’s public art sculpture trail across Edinburgh. 

£165.00 + Eventbrite fee
Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom
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