Half Day Workshops



Fabric Screen Printing


Join us at kiwi for a fun and hands on 4 hour fabric screen printing workshop, you will learn how to cut your own stencil, mix inks and print onto fabric. For those who want to use their one off printed pieces for some homemade homewares, we will show you how to create a repeat patten perfect for cushion covers, pencil cases or even your very own lampshade. Kiwi also offer lampshade making classes for those who want to take their skills further. 


What to Bring: All materials are supplied by Kiwi and covered in the cost of the workshop.
To help you create your own unique screen print we suggest bringing along some visual inspiration, this can be anything from gardening books, to magazine cut outs, photographs and fabric swatches. Anything that will help you feel inspired.



Times: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Dates: 
            Sunday 19th February 
            Sunday 5th March 
            Saturday 11th March 2 spaces left
            Saturday 17th June


Price: £30 per person

Class size:  6 - 8 people per session



Tutors: Kiwi workshops are run by qualified printmakers Dena O'brien and Jessica McKiernan, both have a wealth of printing knowledge ready to help you make the most of your time at Kiwi.


Paper Screen Printing 

Create your own set of A4 paper edition prints, perfect to take home and frame or use as little gift ideas. This workshop is great for beginners wanting to learn the simple delights of the traditional hand cut stencil, learning how to cut your own unique screen printed image, mix inks for paper printing, and pull prints onto paper. You will be taught how to edition your prints ready for framing. 


What to Bring: All materials are supplied by Kiwi and covered in the cost of the workshop.
To help you create your own unique screen print we suggest bringing along some visual inspiration, this can be anything from gardening books, to magazine cut outs, photographs and fabric swatches. Anything that will help you feel inspired.

Times: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Dates: Sunday 11th June
            Saturday 8th July
            Saturday 16th September

Price: £30 per person

Class size:  6 - 8 people per session

Tutors: Kiwi workshops are run by qualified printmakers Dena O'Brien and Jessica McKiernan, both have a wealth of printing knowledge ready to help you make the most of your time at Kiwi.





Landscape Themed Dry Point Workshop






Learn the simple technique of dry point in this lovely and relaxed half day workshop. You will 
create your own beautiful set of hand printed postcards inspired by your favourite place; whether it's your back garden or the local beach. Perfect for complete print beginners or artists looking to broaden their practise and develop ideas into a print context, dry point is a great place to start. 








What is a dry Point:
Dry point is a versatile printmaking process which involves etching an image into a plate ready for printing. Using etching tools you will indent the surface of a sheet of plastic following your design, creating a beautiful and unique textured image to print multiple editions. You will then learn how to choose inks, ink up your plate and print using an etching press. This technique is perfect for getting lovely atmospheric images with the application of ink, helping you loosen up and enjoy all dry point has to offer. 
This printmaking process can be added to with watercolour to give your postcards a colourful touch




Dates: 
            Saturday 3rd June
            Saturday 9th September


Times: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Price: £35 per person





What to bring: photographs and drawings of your favourite landscape, or anything that will help you feel inspired. Like all Kiwi workshops, all materials are covered in the price, so really you just need to bring yourself. 






Tutors: Kiwi workshops are run by qualified printmakers Dena O'brien and Jessica McKiernan, both have a wealth of printing knowledge ready to help you make the most of your time at Kiwi.




Please wear comfortable inclosed shoes and old clothes you don't mind getting inky.