Let’s Create with Aisling Griffin and Melissa Doran!Back

art camp for adults

THREE DAYS of CREATIVE EXPLORATION for adults in the Chocolate Factory, Dublin taking place from August 2016.

adult art summer camp

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.

tote bag aisling griffin

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.

lino printing workshop

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.

pattern workshop for print dublin

aisling griffin and melissa doran

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!

4 comments on Let’s Create with Aisling Griffin and Melissa Doran!

  • Siobhán Maunsell

    The course sounds great! I would love to do it but I’m working in Celbridge every morning of it. Best of luck, I might catch the next one x

  • griff_32_editor

    Thanks Siobhan. Yes, we will be putting on lots more. Hope you can make the next one 🙂

  • Michelle Fallon

    I attended this workshop – LOVED it and cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • griff_32_editor

    We loved having you Michelle and your little doll print creation, she is so cool! Thanks for the lovely comments 🙂

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