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Experimental Printing with
Vanessa Mardirossian

Saturday, February 11 + Sunday February 12th, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Tuition: $220.00+ Materials Fee: $30.00 + HST
Limit of 12 participants, all levels of experience are welcome.


Please contact us if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

This 2-day workshop will focus on simple but innovative heat transfer printing techniques, highlighting experimental approaches to surface patterning on polyester fabrics using disperse dye printing papers.  Participants will explore direct resist printing using found objects, thread, feathers and even salt to create images on cloth. Each student will create a set of their own experimental samples. Students are asked to bring a source of inspiration with them to the workshop that will act as a jumping off point for their sampling. Vanessa will also present her portfolio and discuss her career and experience working as a textile designer for haute couture.

Vanessa Mardirossian has nearly 20 years of experience as a textile designer within the fashion industry.  Through her own studio, she has developed print collections for design houses such as Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, Givenchy by Alexander McQueen, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada.  She has also consulted for trend forecasting companies such as Promostyl, Nelly Rodi and Peclers Trend Studios in Paris. She trained at Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués Duperré, Paris (Fashion) and at Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts, London (Textile Design). She currently lives in Montreal, Canada with her family.