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Woodblock Carving & T Shirt Printing with Olivia O’Connor

 

1.00pm to 5.00pm

Sunday September 1, 2024

The Wood Play Studio

Level 2, 69 Charles Street

Coburg 3058

 

Woodblock Carving and Print Making is a very cool and fun application of the wood carving discipline. Now Olivia O’Connor is taking it to the next level! Check out this Woodblock Carving and T Shirt Printing workshop being held at the Wood Play Studio.

 

About the Woodblock Carving & T Shirt Print Making Workshop

 

Woodblock print making is a style of relief printing where artists use carved wooden blocks and ink to press designs onto textiles or paper. Originating in China and mastered by the Japanese, woodblock print making remains a timeless and beautiful craft. In this half day workshop, Olivia O’Connor will show how you can apply this craft to printing fabric, and in this case, your very own T Shirt design or Tote carry bag.

 

What happens in the workshop?

 

This comprehensive experience takes you through the whole process of creating your very own woodblock stencil and prints. Guided by Olivia, you start by developing your woodblock design. Then you will carve and shape your piece using a variety of woodcarving gouges. When your carved woodblock stencil is complete, Olivia will show you how to ‘ink it up’ and create a series of printed pieces on paper. Once your confidence has grown, you then print your T Shirt or Tote bag. You can take home all your paper prints and woodblock stencil to keep printing at your leisure. Wear your T Shirt design and carry your Tote with pride!

 

How long is the workshop?

 

Woodblock Carving & T Shirt Printing with Olivia O’Connor starts at 1.00pm Sunday September 1 and concludes at 5.00pm, a total of 4 hours. There is a maximum of 6 people in the workshop so you are assured to receive all the support you may need. You can work at your own pace throughout the workshop, refreshments are provided.

 

Do I need tools or equipment?

 

All tools and materials are supplied. All you need to provide is a T Shirt and or Tote to print, see below for more information. Wood Play Studio recommends all participants wear sturdy shoes and clothes suitable for woodworking. Participants in this workshop must be 18 years of age and well enough to stand for several hours at a time lifting 2kg with each arm.

 

Where do I get T Shirts & Totes?

 

You can bring your own T Shirt or Tote to print at this workshop. Please note - whatever you bring they must be 100% cotton. Olivia will be using only Black Ink, so bring a T Shirt or Tote that compliments this colour. We suggest a White or other plain colours such as Pale Blue, Red and Yellow. Alternatively, you may purchase a T Shirt or Tote from the Wood Play Studio. Email John at hello@wooddustaustralia.com.au for more information. You may print more than one fabric item during the workshop time allowing.

 

T Shirt Print Design

 

It is a good idea to have a design in mind before you attend the workshop. Each participant will be supplied with a standard wooden carving block 120mm wide and 220mm long, this is a common size for a T Shirt or Tote print. Your design must fit within these dimensions. You can cut this block down to size if you wish. When printing, the woodblock stencil may be laid longwise as a landscape, or vertically as a portrait. Keep these parameters in mind when designing your print. If you need guidance email John at hello@wooddustaustralia.com.au to discuss.

 

Who is Olivia O’Connor

 

Olivia is an award-winning artist and woodcarver who specialises in handmade rocking horses and rocking horse restoration. Olivia is an experienced instructor who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping you develop your craft skills.

 

Who is this workshop for?

 

Whether you're new to carving, or a more experienced artist looking to explore a new medium, this workshop is for you! With the group you will explore the materials, tools, and safety precautions necessary for woodblock carving. You will also meet like-minded creative and have a bit of fun so book your bench space today.

 

Tickets on sale now

 

Join Olivia for this creative and fun woodblock print making workshop. Where you can tap into your artistic potential and experience the satisfaction of transforming a simple piece of wood into an original work of wearable art. Get your ticket now to secure your bench space to embark and an exciting creative adventure!

 

Woodblock Carving & T Shirt Printing with Olivia O’Connor - September 1

SKU: 366615376135191
$220.00Price
GST Included
  • Woodblock Carving and Print Making is a very cool and fun application of the wood carving discipline. Now Olivia O’Connor is taking it to the next level! Check out this Woodblock Carving and T Shirt Printing workshop being held at the Wood Play Studio.

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