Day Workshops



WORKSHOPS

Be inspired in 2016. Join one of our fun workshops, and create your own, unique, handmade prints and products. Whether you're a print novice, looking to improve, or an experienced printer, Kiwi offers a variety of printmaking workshops, including:

  • Taster workshops
  • Introduction to print workshops
  • Fabric/lampshade workshops
  • Repeat pattern workshops
  • Photo emulsion workshops


GIFT VOUCHERS
You can purchase one of our hand printed Kiwi vouchers for courses below as a gift. Vouchers starting at £20.00 can be put towards a course.



STENCIL SCREEN PRINTING
Have you always wanted to make your own prints but didn't know where to start? Then this introductory workshop is for you - designed for complete beginners and those wanting a refresher. Explore and learn the basics of screen printing making hand cut stencils. Using your own drawing, discover and learn how to transform your design into a 1-3 colour screen print. Screen printing onto a range of papers basic calico and cotton. please feel free to bring along your own materials to print onto. Please make sure these material are flat surfaces. 



  • Prepare a simple design and cut out to make a stencil
  • Set up a screen and position stencil
  • Mix colours and apply to screen
  • Register the design onto acetate to ensure each print is aligned
  • Using a squeegee, pull and push the ink across the mesh to print the design onto paper
  • Repeat above skills to print additional layers
  • Experiment printing your design onto a range of paper and fabric




At the end of the workshop you will have produced a small series of screen prints to take home and frame. 

Level: Beginner

Price: £65 Including Materials





Dates: 2017
 
Saturday 11th February 
Saturday 25th March
Saturday 13th May - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 15th July 
Saturday 2nd September 
Saturday 14th October







Class size: 4
Smaller class sizes are ideal for beginners to receive one on one tutoring to make sure you get the most out of your time at Kiwi.

Requirements: To help create your design please bring some visuals to help with your development such as a sketchbook, magazine, books or photographs etc.







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.


Booking and availability: Please email kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com let us know which course you would like to book onto and please provide your full name, email address and telephone. Details and directions will be supplied upon booking confirmation.









PRINT YOUR OWN FABRIC & MAKE A LAMPSHADE WORKSHOP 

Learn two creative skills in just one day. This is a fun and creative workshop with a difference. You will make a 20 cm diameter lampshade from your own unique hand printed fabric.  You can pick to make your lampshade to hang from the ceiling or for a lamp base. The workshop begins learning how to transform a design into a hand cut paper stencil. You will learn how to mix a colour, prepare your fabric, measure your repeat and pull a squeegee printing your design across a panel of fabric. In the afternoon you will transform your own printed fabric into a 20 cm diameter  lampshade. Perfect as a gift or to brighten up your home. 








Level: Beginner

Price: £65.00 per person including materials





Dates: 2017

Saturday 18th March 
Saturday 24th June
Saturday 4th November

For more dates please contact the studio




Times: 9.45 - 4.30pm

Class size:

Requirements: Please bring a packed lunch, old shirt or apron, 
If you have the following: sharp craft knife, metal ruler, pencil and rubber. 
Please wear closed shoes.




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.


Booking and availability: Please email kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com providing your full name, email, address and telephone.










EXPOSURE SCREEN PRINTING

If you have never explored exposure screen printing, this is a great way to get you started and learn the basic principles, in a fun and experimental environment. This step-by-step workshop guides you through creating your own hand drawn design to exposing it onto a screen and printing onto samples of fabric and paper. 

What is exposure Screen Printing?

Exposure screen printing is a process that enables you to create a drawing, photo, text, pattern etc. The design gets fixed to a screen, which then allows you to print your design onto multiple pieces of fabric, paper, wood and any other flat surfaces. 





  • Prepare a positive (black and white) design in Photoshop and expose onto a screen
  • Mix a colour using System 3 acrylic ink
  • Expose screen
  • Prepare screen, register, apply ink and use a squeegee to screen print 6 x A4 prints onto paper
  • Experiment printing your design onto card, an A4 notebook and fabric sample


At the end of the workshop you will have produced a small series of screen prints to take home and frame. 



Level: Beginner

Price: £65 Including materials

Dates: 2017
Saturday 4th March 
Saturday 6th May
Saturday 1st July
Saturday 26th August
Saturday 7th October 

Times: 9:45 - 4:30pm

Class size: 6

Requirements: please select and email your image in advance of the workshop. Your image must be an A4 simple black and white. Please email your design 7 days before the workshop commences. Save as a JPEG/PDF file format. Alternatively, you may also post your design to us.

Please note: Designs will be applied only to Kiwi print studio screens.


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.


Booking and availability: Please email kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com let us know which course you would like to book onto and please provide your full name, email address and telephone. Details and directions will be supplied upon booking confirmation.








FABRIC SCREEN PRINTING
This workshop will show you how to screen print a design onto fabric using paper cut stencils. Focusing on how fabric printing differs from printing onto paper. You will learn how to transform your own drawing into a basic cut stencil, mixing fabric colour, prepare your fabric and print. A fun, experimental workshop packed full of information and inspiration for you to go away with and develop further. 


  • Prepare a simple design on paper and cut to create a stencil
  • Pin fabric onto a textile table, positioning and aligning stencil
  • Mix a colour using fabric printing inks and apply to screen
  • Using a squeegee, pull and push the ink across the mesh printing the design onto the fabric
  • Make and cut an additional stencil to print a second colour on top of the first fabric prints
  • Experiment and develop your design further 


At the end of the workshop you will have produced a small series of screen prints on fabric, perfect for creating your own printed items such as cushion covers, tea towels etc.

Level: Beginner

Price: £65 Including Materials




Dates:  2017
Saturday 25th February 
Saturday 15th April
Saturday 29th July
Saturday 23rd September
Saturday 28th October


Class size: 8

Requirements: To help create your design please bring along some visuals that inspire you. You may also wish to bring your own pre-cut fabric to print onto. 


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.


Booking and availability: Please email kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com let us know which course you would like to book onto and please provide your full name, email address and telephone. Details and directions will be supplied upon booking confirmation.








LINOCUT WORKSHOP




This is not your average linocut workshop



Join us in the simple delights of linocutting, focusing on the finer details of print registration and application. This fun and engaging workshop is open to those who have a basic knowledge of linocutting looking to further their experience, or for beginners looking to learn something new. Covering registration, edition printing and preparation of inks to create clean, even and consistent editions on a range of materials.




    • Preparation of inks to create evenly inked and printed plates.
    • Edition printing onto a range of specialist paper and fabric.
    • Registration to produce a number of consistent prints.
    • Repeat pattern printing.




      Level: Beginner-intermediate

      Dates:  2017
      Saturday 18th February 
      Saturday 22nd April
      Saturday 5th August
      Saturday 30th September

           
                


      Times: 10:00am - 4:30pm


      Price:  £55

      Class size: 8 people


      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.


      Booking and availability: Please email kiwiprintstudio@gmail.com let us know which course you would like to book onto and please provide your full name, email address and telephone. Details and directions will be supplied upon booking confirmation.