Create unique patterned textiles using Pacifica printmaking techniques in this fun, full-day workshop.
This workshop is designed for you to learn about different ways to print woodblocks on to textiles. Explore layering and multiple colourways through a section of pre-carved blocks inspired by Pacifica patterns and imagery.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll have your very own piece of hand-printed fabric and tote bag to be used or given as a gift. You can also bring along a piece of clothing or fabric from home to upcycle into something new and original.
Numa will also have some of his original hand-printed merch for sale there too!
Book early to avoid disappointment - only 15 spaces available! Ideal for beginners. Age: 16 +
What to bring:
• An apron or old shirt as you’ll be working with permanent inks.
• Any piece of clothing or other fabric items you’d like to print.
• All other materials provided.
About the tutor:
Interdisciplinary artist Numangatini Mackenzie works in graf, tatau and mixed media installation. His practice centres on the exploration of urban space and the processes of building connections to his Pacific heritage and people. His research engages with literature on Oceanic art, museum collections as well as collaborations with living practitioners of art forms ranging from tatau, painting, and spoken word to voyaging/navigation and street art.
Find out more about Numa’s work on his Instagram: @numanaturesgentleman and website: https://numanaturesgentleman.com/
For more info on Printopia Festival’s Free events go to www.printopia.nz