We like to ask everyone to give some thought prior as to where their shade will be going and bring along some reference/colours/textures etc.
Empire and Coolie Lampshades can be quite tricky to perfect but we are confident that all abilities will be able to successfully produce stunning results and we will be on-hand to assist every step of the way.
Each student will be given a choice of shade size:
A pair of small Candle Clip Shades approx 14cm d (approx 13cm h) - suitable for ceiling, wall or table lamp fitting and totally doable for the less confident!
A 30cm d (approx 20cm h) Coolie Shade - this is the classic and stylish reading lampshade (it sits on a shade carrier, we will have a few available to purchase at a small extra cost of £2.50 if required).
We will also have additional fixings available if students wish to purchase from us and/or we can furnish details where to buy directly.
Each class starts with a brief run-through, a small ‘mood’ board will show various shade shapes with and without contrasting trim etc. Q&A session.
11-1pm is for planning and perfecting technique
Experimenting with colours and playing with various blocks to see how they print - light and airy/dense and strong/using borders/repeat patterns/how to block-off and personalise/mirror patterns/overlaying.
1.30-3pm Block-Printing chosen patterns
3-4.45pm Making-up of Lampshades
5pm Tidying and Home-time
Lunch and all other tools and materials will be provided.