Come along to an ATASDA workshop to gain knowledge and skills, and share the experience with other like-minded textile artists. Workshop tutors are experienced artists, and accredited teachers, some visiting from overseas or interstate. We welcome participants of all skill levels, from beginners to the more experienced. 

Textile Tasters are a way to try something new, experiment or develop skills further. They are taught by experienced members of ATASDA, on a single day.

Non-members who join ATASDA benefit from reduced member workshop rates.
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NSW Workshop

31
Oct
2020

Taster - Cyanotype printing - One Day

Sat 31st Oct 2020 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Taster - Cyanotype printing - One Day

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

Join Barbara Schey and Francis Brown to find out about this wonderful technique…..

$100.00 or Member rate $70.00 Material fee $15
08
Nov
2020

Taster - Stash to Treasure - mixed media - One Day

Sun 8th Nov 2020 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Taster - Stash to Treasure - mixed media - One Day

Use various materials you already have around your home to create a piece of mixed media textile art that expresses an idea or image. Kay Murray will lead you through various hand and machine techniques to create either a small textile piece, a series of postcards or a book cover. A sewing machine is not essential.

$100.00 or Member rate $70.00 Material fee $10
29
Nov
2020

Taster - Eco-dyeing - One Day

Sun 29th Nov 2020 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Taster - Eco-dyeing - One Day

Experience the wonderful range of natural colours and botanical prints achieved with plants. Join Sam Tannous to find out how natural dyeing and printing processes can be used to produce wonderful textiles and papers.

$100.00 or Member rate $70.00 Material fee $10
20
Feb
2021

Lisa Walton - Permission to Play – Surface Design Techniques

Sat 20th Feb 2021 9:30 am - Sun 21st Feb 2021 4:30 pm
Lisa Walton - Permission to Play – Surface Design Techniques

Permission to Play is an opportunity to play with a wide range of surface design tools and techniques. Join Lisa in this Masterclass exploring colour, textures and embellishments.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $20
27
Mar
2021

Lee Bethel - Paper: The Cut, the Fold and the Play of Light

Sat 27th Mar 2021 9:30 am - Sun 28th Mar 2021 4:30 pm
Lee Bethel - Paper: The Cut, the Fold and the Play of Light
Learn to manipulate paper using cutting and folding to create light-capturing works. Apply colour that creates reflection and shadow play. Expand ideas and methods with a variety of techniques such as the integration of fibres and mixed media to enhance and develop an approach for both 2 and 3 dimensional artworks.
ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $20
17
Apr
2021

Denise Lithgow - Funky Felting 3D Vessels

Sat 17th Apr 2021 9:30 am - Sun 18th Apr 2021 4:30 pm
Denise Lithgow - Funky Felting 3D Vessels

Design and create unique sculptural vessels using merino wool in this inspiring two day creative workshop. 

Textile artist Denise Lithgow will guide you through the process of making and moulding felt into innovative forms and shapes. You’ll learn how to form shapes and translate these into three dimensional non-functional vessels.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $25 or BYO fibre & tools
22
May
2021

Roberta Montorfano - The Art of Textile Print & Design

Sat 22nd May 2021 9:30 am - Sun 23rd May 2021 4:30 pm
Roberta Montorfano - The Art of Textile Print & Design

Draw and create your own Textile Print Design, and gain an understanding of the processes involved in the beautiful world of textiles. Step by step you will be guided to plan, hand draw and digitise your design. Play with colour, movement, scale and layout. Use tools in Photoshop to develop and manipulate your unique textile print.

ATASDA Members $180 Non-members $230 Materials Fee $15

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