Masterclass with exhibiting artist Ellen Howell:
Block Printing Textiles
Saturday 23 January, 10.30am-3.30pm
This workshop will provide students with the opportunity to work closely with exhibiting artist Ellen Howell as she guides participants through the art of block printing onto fabric. Ellen's works are bold and delicate and innovative in her art practice and design. All materials will be included in the enrolment fee.
Ellen Howell came to her art practice later in life via a commercial route that took her through design, marketing and publishing.
In 2017 Ellen was invited to India as part of a textile residency in Odisha. The background of her practice had been in drawing, painting and mixed media. She had a passion for block printing and was searching for a way to combine her visual and textile practice.
By weaving, drawing, dyeing and mixing age-old traditions with modern techniques, Ellen’s aim is to delight the viewer with unexpected stories. She uses golden jute, Tussar, mulberry and banana silk dyed naturally and woven in the Saori style. Her cloth panels are block printed with her hand carved original designs.
For more information about Howell and her practice visit https://www.ellenhowellartist.com/
There will be a short break for lunch. Please wear enclosed shoes. Ages 18+
We are committed to our COVID safe plan at Tamworth Regional Gallery to keep our visitors safe. This includes strict social distancing protocols, students not sharing equipment and remaining seated/ in the work space throughout the duration of the workshop, no eating or drinking in the Studio (except water), and signing in procedures. For more details visit https://www.tamworthregionalgallery.com.au/keeping-our-visitors-safe-
Tamworth Regional Gallery
466 Peel Street Tamworth
23 January 2021
10:30 AM - 03:00 PM