Fabric Printmaking Course with Designer Claire Armitage Cornwall


This special two day course enables students to design and make their own silk scarves under the guidance of leading textile designer Clare Armitage.

Newlyn has an important chapter in its history relating to textile design. The influential silk designer and manufacturer Crysede was based in Newlyn throughout the 1920's. In 1923 George Walker went to Paris where he met artists Dufy and Zadkine who encouraged him to create his own designs. Walker returned to England and founded Crysede in Newlyn which achieved considerable success and the designs of that time are highly regarded to this day for their wonderful colour and highly creative modern design.

The two day Printing on Fabric course at Newlyn School of Art will involve hands on work creating two designs; taking the scarves through from the design stage to learning how to colour seperate, create and use silk screens and make repeat patterns right through to the finishing of the scarves ready to wear. 

All materials provided by the school.

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All levels of previous experience.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

Please bring a few ideas for designs. Please wear old clothes that you are happy to get printing ink on.

Please bring a packed lunch.

£185.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

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You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

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'Thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learned a lot to take my work forward. Individual advice was always on hand, well judged and helpful. Will definitely come again!'


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Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
Email: info@newlynartschool.co.uk Company Number: 7621257. Registered in Cardiff in 2011.