Let’s Create with Aisling Griffin and Melissa Doran!Back
Post Published on May 26th 2016
THREE DAYS of CREATIVE EXPLORATION for adults in the Chocolate Factory, Dublin taking place from August 2016.
Are you ready to get back to basics and have fun with your creativity?
This fun series of hands-on art workshops is designed to inspire and delight you in a relaxed, supportive and non competitive environment. You will be guided through various techniques and exercises by Melissa and Aisling who love to create and teach.
Make art, develop new skills and meet new friends.
See below for individual workshops dates.
9.30am to 4pm (with a short break mid morning and an hour lunch from 1-2).
Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inns Street, Dublin 1.
**All Materials Provided**
Let’s Create 1: Saturday 6th August – STENCIL SCREEN PRINTING
You will learn the process involved in making your own screen print frame and stencil. You will design and print a one colour image to be applied to a tote bag.
Everyone can make two one colour prints on the day – and print two tote bags for each design (four in total).
The process involves drawing your design onto vinyl, then cutting it out (keeping in mind that the ink will fill the cut out sections). Next you transfer the stencil onto the pre-made screen. You will have your tote bag positioned underneath, then use a squeegee to evenly push the ink through the stencil and screen to make your print.
It’s a very satisfying process!
We recommend you bring drawings to work from on the day – bearing in mind that thick lines work best – no intricate detail please! You can get recommendations from us in advance and on the day.
Let’s Create 2: Saturday 22nd October – LINO and PRINTING with Found Objects
One colour lino printing. We will explore creating a design from a lino block, as well as combining small carved stamps and introducing two colour designs.
We will also experiment with creating prints from found objects such as leafs and feathers, as well as using everyday object to create textured print effects.
We recommend you bring some of your own designs to work from on the day.
We will be printing onto paper.
Let’s Create 3: Saturday 5th November – PATTERN MAKING for Print
Learn how to make a repeat pattern by hand.
We will have still life arrangements with geometric objects and flowers set up to draw from at the start of the day and will use these drawings as an inspiration for our patterns.
We will show you the steps involved in creating a repeat pattern by hand on paper.
Next we will carve out the pattern onto a lino block and print onto tea towels using fabric ink.
Melissa Doran, Go Radiate, is an illustrator and teacher. Naturama, the Irish wildlife book for children, written by Michael Fewer and illustrated by Melissa, is out now with Gill Books.
Aisling Griffin, Treetop Studio, is a surface designer, illustrator and graphic designer based in the Chocolate Factory. She loves to use humour, simplicity, and colour in her work.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to treat yourself!
€80 for each individual workshop or €200 for all three.
**Please note that the price includes all materials**
By clicking on the above “Book Here” link, you will be brought to Go Radiate’s page, where you can click on the “Add to Cart” button at the bottom of the page to book your place in the workshops.
We look forward to working with you!