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Print workshop on again

Saturday, 9th April, 2016

Broken Hill Print Collective’s co-founder, Salma Peisto. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Broken Hill Print Collective’s co-founder, Salma Peisto. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

By Emily Roberts

The Broken Hill Print Collective’s co-founder, Salma Peisto, will be hosting a screen print workshop next weekend.

On Saturday, April 16 at 12.30 - 3.30pm, the workshop will be held at the Broken Hill Art Exchange in Duff Street.

This is the second screen printing workshop to be run by Salma.

“I had quite a lot of success with the last class,” she said.

The class size will be limited to eight and it costs $30.

It will teach the basics of stencil cutting and screen printing with added skills like colour blends and simple two and three colour prints with tips on how to register. 

Salma studied Textiles and Fine Art at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, including weaving, dying, felting and screen printing.

“I started working in many different commercial print shops doing signage and promotional t-shirts.

“A career highlight was printing wallpaper and fabric at ‘Signature Prints’ in Sydney in 2000.

“I printed the famous Florence Broadhurst design collection and other great designers including work for movie studios.

“After this I taught screen printing at TAFE in Hobart and ran a small design business.

“I hope to continue this line of work in Broken Hill working with other like minded businesses and makers to create beautiful products and a local screen print service to work in collaboration with other service providers.”

Salma hopes the workshops will be able to develop the skills of the participants.

“If we do another workshop we could work on fabric design and product design.

“There was a lot of interest shown in shirts, clothing, tea towels and boutique style bags.

“We create simple motifs to use. I supplied all the materials, but if we created a group I would put in bulk orders for the materials.

“The aim of the workshops is to have people sufficient enough to be able to do it at home.”

She said screen printing can be a new skill to learn or a way to upskill.

“If people wanted to sell their work or products of fine art, they can.

“We are also hoping to have an exhibition next month at the West Darling Arts at the Town Hall Facade.

(See Facebook page “Broken Hill Print Collective” or the WDA’s Kathy Graham for more information).

“You can also join the collective, if you are interested in it or already doing print making.

“There are no age limits, it is open to everyone.”

To book for the workshop call 0437 603 498 or email salmapeisto@gmail.com. To find out more about he exhibition contact the Broken Hill Print Collective via their Facebook page.

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