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Inky Art Afternoon

Thursday 18 May @ 1pm - 4pm

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Inky Art Afternoon Saturday workshop in Auckland

The 3 hour Inky Art Afternoon will provide you with a creative playground of stamps to print patterns galore! Let your mind off the hook and get lost in some therapeutic mark making in textile printing.

You will print an abundance of sample designs on calico. Then you will decorate your pieces of Linen to take home. This is an ideal workshop for those crafty souls, that will sew their printed fabric into a couple of cushion covers.

Mark-making allows us to express a unique and personal style through gestures that have a physical connection to us. The process of mark-making helps to celebrate surprises and respect the unexpected. It’s also a way to welcome serendipity and mindfulness. We will begin by exploring different ways of producing marks, using non-traditional tools, which might include random bits of rubbish and life’s detritus and debris such as string, offcuts of cardboard, nails, packaging etc

Once we have our collections, the next stage is for a little more reflection and observation. Taking notice, paying attention to what speaks to you. Discovering what we’re interested in, what we like and what is working. The next stage is moving from inquiry to application. How can we use what we’ve discovered for a textile print and how we can develop it into a textile design? We will then cover some simple but effective stencil design and masking techniques.

We will finish the Arty Ink Afternoon creating our final printed piece onto linen. Big enough to make a single 45cm square cushion.



The session fee includes all materials to for you to enjoy a fun afternoon.



Katie Smith is a well known textile designer and owns her own company Smitten Design. For inspiration and before you attend check out her work on Instagram or Facebook.


May 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Katie Smith


One-off Workshop


Studio 1
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
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(09) 535 6467


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Katie Smith

Katie Smith is Smitten! At least as founder of Smitten design she is smitten with colour, textures, fabric and ink. Working with fabric in one way or another all her life: From clothes to interiors to conceptual art, she has always been fascinated by the power of fabric to transform places, spaces and people. Her textile crush started at an early age. As a teenager hoarding charity-shop fabrics – like coats and dresses – in her room. Like a foodie,…

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