8 July 2020

TUTOR Martha Orbach
DAY Wednesday 10am – 4pm
DATES 8 July
LOCATION Art Studios

Come and be inspired by the myriad of colours and shapes in nature. During this course you will create your own two colour screen-print inspired by the botanical forms at House for an Art Lover.

We will start by sketching in the gardens and grounds – seeing what catches our eye on this particular day, in this particular season, in this particular place.
These drawings will then be bought back to the studio and developed into designs for screen-printing. You will learn how to transform your sketches into two colour stencils for printing. We will then print all of the designs, working together as a team, and you will take home your own mini-edition of 8 prints.

Learning outcomes:
– Introduction to screen printing.
– Introduction to paper-cutting and stencil making.
– Introduction to botanical drawing and plant structure.
– Colour mixing and colour separations.

*please bring t-shirts, tops or any type of natural fabric that you would like to print on. 100% cotton is a good place to start and avoid synthetics like nylon which do not absorb the inks. Blank tote bags will be available to buy at cost price of £1.50

Your Tutor:
Martha Orbach is an artist and image-maker who tells stories through drawing, printmaking and animation. Her recent project Habitat was exhibited at Glasgow Botanic Gardens and she’s currently working on White Out – an animated story project made in collaboration with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Her work has been shown at Photofusion, The Institute of Psychiatry, A.P.T Gallery, commissioned by the Open Society Foundation, awarded a fringe award at Deptford X and the Word and Image prize in the Inspired by… competition at the V&A. She trained at the University of East Anglia, Camberwell College of Art and London College of Communication. She has run workshops for a wide variety of groups at places such as TATE, The National Gallery, GROW London, Culpeper Community Garden, Urban Roots, and Wakehurst Place.

Image credit: Printwalks




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