We've held quite a few workshops at Designer Dirt now, including -
Welding for beginners
Rust paint - where you learn how to make any paintable surface look like aged metal
Powertex - Learn to use a hardener for all absorbent and natural materials such as textiles, paper cardboard, leather, plush and fiberglass and make artwork and statues that are suitable for outside
Cyanotype printing - A simple and very gratifying printing process producing blue and white prints developed by the sun
Rock painting for kids
We're looking forward to new workshops in 2020 and we're always open to new ideas!
Welding for Beginners Workshop - with Ian Michael
Sunday 19 January
In this hands-on workshop, our very own Ian Michael, who is a metal sculptor and also has a certificate IV in Training and Assessment, will introduce you to the basics of welding.
You will learn to weld with a MIG and MMA (stick) welder and how to weld different types of metals.
Using these techniques you will produce your own simple artwork to take home.
Lust for Rust - A Special Effects Metallic Paint workshop - with Jane Michael
Jane Michael, an artist with a Certificate IV in training and Assessment, will show you how to apply special effects paint and use different methods to create various patinas and oxidisation effects. You will then produce your own outdoor artwork to take home. If you have a piece of your own that you would like to work on you are welcome to bring it - but it's best to check with us first to make sure it's appropriate.
All materials and equipment are supplied. Children over the age of 14 can attend. We recommend wearing older clothes on the day, as it can be a messy process!