Studio Workshops

I am happy to offer several surface design workshops to small groups of students in my own studio, located in Victoria, BC. There are a variety of topics and techniques that we will explore together and I would be happy to tailor a workshop to meet your needs. Workshop size is limited so you can be assured of comprehensive and dedicated instructional time! Most equipment and supplies are included, but you’ll have a supply list emailed to you upon registration.

Registration is now open!



Questions? Email Susan

All Workshops Run 9:30am-12:30

  October 3 Monoprinting with a Gelatin Plate
  October 24, 31 & November 7 Squiggle, Line & Dot – Mark Making
  November 14 & 21 Cloth to Codex
  November 28 Colour on Ice


Mono Printing with a Gelatin PlatePrint It, Print It

October 3, 9:30 – 12:30

Create amazing prints on fabric without a press by using a simple gelatin-like plate. Use stamps, art tools, bubble wrap, stencils and more for exciting mark-making effects on your “Gelli” plate. Printed fabric is perfect for small art, collage, cards and home decor. Discover the excitement! Fee includes a 6″ x 6″ Gelli Plate to take home, plus all paints and mark-making tools, your supply list will be sent when registration is complete.


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Squiggle, Line & Dot – Mark Making11738020_10153016593382951_5945652342693449020_n

October 24, 31 & November 7,  9:30 – 12;30

In this workshop we will use a variety of methods to create marks on both paper and fabric. Using unusual tools, inks and paints we explore line, pattern and composition that we can use as personal symbols and our own unique language. We can combine this work with other fabrics and papers for presentation as books, work for further exploration or as finished pieces. This workshop is suitable for all levels and paper and fabric artists. Fee includes all paints and some tools, your supply list will be sent when registration is complete.



Cloth to Codex – Journal Makingindigo

November 14 & 21, 9:30 – 12:30

You’ve been so creative, making the most amazing art…maybe you have some beautiful pieces of fabric or bits that you’ve been saving for something special! Well, this is IT! Learn to make three different fabric books from super simple to the more creative endeavor! You will learn different binding techniques, several ways to prepare the paper for the book and some cutting and stitch effects to make the journals uniquely your own. Perfect for gift giving…or keep them for yourself.




 Colour on Ice

November 28, 9:30 – 12:30 noon

Pattern, Colour and Texture that will surprise and inspire – made with ice! We will walk through the simple-to-replicate steps that Susan uses to create her amazing fabrics. Learn how to fold, compress, twist and tie for beautiful patterns, subtle values and glorious colour shifts with some simple and creative techniques. All supplies are included with 2 yards of PDF fabric. Students will also have the opportunity to ice dye their own silk scarf.