Design and screen print your own colourful tote bag inspired by Dippy the dinosaur or the museum’s collection of birds, nests and eggs!

In this workshop you will create a bold design or pattern inspired by dinosaurs, birds or Jurassic plants. You will then use a scalpel to hand cut stencils based on your design from either paper or thin plastic. Using your stencils you will screen print your design onto tote bags with a silk screen, squeegee and bright coloured fabric inks.

All materials and equipment will be provided including two plain tote bags each, plain fabric to test ideas on and bright coloured and fluorescent water based fabric inks.

This workshop is suitable for beginners. Bring along some ideas or images to help you get started. Remember to bring a bag or something to take your finished prints home in. Aprons will be provided but it is a good idea to wear old clothes as fabric inks can stain.

This workshop runs from: 11am – 4pm, with a break for lunch.

Please bring a packed lunch with you, visit the Edwardian Tea Rooms, or take a stroll outside!

The workshop will take place in the Art Classroom in our Education Space – please allow 15 minutes from your arrival at the museum to reach the space, and please advise us if you have any special requirements.

Please visit the Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure exhibition prior to the workshop if you would like some inspiration. On the day it will be open from 10am.

About the artist: Karoline Rerrie 

Karoline is an illustrator who creates images by hand using drawing and screen printing. Her work is characterised by bold outlines, bright colours and pattern so is well suited to screen printing.

Alongside creating her own prints and working on commissions Karoline regularly runs screen printing workshops for children, young people and adults.