Family workshop

Experimental dye art using natural materials with Babs Behan

  Date: Friday 28th October 2016
Time: 2pm-3.30pm

Age group: Family workshop, suitable for children & adults alike. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Individual ticket: £35
Family of 4 ticket: £120 (1 adult 3 children OR 2 adults 2 children)

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lnspired by Saatchi Gallery artist Sigrid Holmwood, this workshop provides an opportunity to experiment with a range of exciting natural dyes and pigments- from flowers, berries, roots, leaves, insects and minerals. Learn how to use Japanese Shibori tie-dyeing to create resist patterns using simple folding and binding techniques, inject botanical dyes into folds of cloth, scatter fresh and dried flower petals into bundles for steaming to release their colour and create direct impressions on cloth. Learn about the joy of using natural materials to create exciting prints and colour on fabrics.

Notes: All materials are provided and included in the cost, including a piece of organic British silk which has been pre-treated with natural mineral salt for aiding colour-fastness, to make into a napkin or other small item.

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  Following her hugely successful workshop in August, Artist Maya Mitten is bringing her inspiring collage workshop back to the Saatchi Gallery on Saturday 5th March.

Maya Mitten is a freestyle collage artist who uses her medium to create surrealist landscapes and snapshots of stories yet to be told - always with warmth and humour. Her work has somewhat of a cult following and her unique style is recognised internationally with much of her work displaying her trademark love for sound system culture. In this workshop session you will be guided through the process Maya Mitten uses to create her pieces, and be provided with tips on techniques and ideas on how to develop your own collage piece. All materials and equipment are provided and Maya provides handouts and further links she may think of interest to you as an individual. You'll leave this session inspired and never able to look at a magazine in the same way again!

Date: Saturday 5th March
Time: 10:30am-5:00pm
Price: £30 / Book Now
Age group: 16+

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