103: Screenprint & Sew

This is a fun course that incorporates textile processes as well as sewing.

Participants will learn how to make a simple silkscreen with mesh and an embroidery hoop, and use speedball filler to draw their image onto it.

Tutor Angela Ferolla will cover simple screenprinting with this screen and participants will explore hand-painting back into the image. Then using some simple patterns, they will sew the printed and painted fabric into an item.

Course Code: 103

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Dates: Tuesday 4th Jan – Friday 7th Jan

Cost: $220

Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate 

Ages: 18+

Renata Wright

Angela Ferolla

Angela Ferolla was born in Toronto, Canada and emigrated to Australia in 1974. She now lives and works in Fremantle.

In 1989, she completed a BA in fine arts, majoring in textiles at Edith Cowan University. She is represented in the ECU art collection and the Janet Holmes a Court Gallery.

For 10 years, Angela ran her own fashion label frogbones fishlegs, whilst exhibiting and teaching textiles part time. Then in 2003, she completed an advanced diploma in fashion and textiles at WASAD (West Australian School of Art and Design). In 2004, she was accepted into the WASAD incubation design centre whilst teaching fashion and textiles at the school part time.

Angela went on to work and live in Japan for 14 months, which included a 14-week internship at the Yoshiki Hishinuma Studio, Tokyo, where she was involved in design, textile experimentation and garment construction. Angela has participated in various local art and fashion events. Revealing Passion, 1999, at Fremantle Art Centre. In 2004, she was selected in the Minter Ellison Recent Graduates Exhibition held at WASAD. Skin to Skin held at Fremantle Art Centre in 2008, Fremantle Print Awards 2019, and Fibre at Janet Holmes a Court Gallery.

Angela currently teaches fashion and textiles at Fremantle Art Centre and has her own fashion/textile/art business called Rocucu, focusing on innovative textile techniques and screenprinting.

She has also worked at WAAPA; (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) for 10 years, teaching textile techniques in the costume and design departments, and is about to return to teaching there. Angela also has been working  in costume at the WA Ballet, having worked on shows such as Nutcracker and Dracula. She also works on various other projects such as screenprinting pretend rugs onto concrete floors and wooden doors at Bread in Common, Long Chim restaurant in the Treasury Building, as well as other textile, art and sewing projects. Her most recent commission was a mural at CoogeeCommon.