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From Motif to Textile: Exploring Mixed Media and Punch-Needle Tufting with artist Natalya Hughes

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Event description

Join acclaimed artist Natalya Hughes for a transformative workshop exploring the intersection of traditional media and textile artistry. Over the course of a day, participants will delve into the creative process, learning techniques that span from the tactile nature of collage and watercolour to the intricacies of punch-needle tufting.

In the morning session, participants will design motifs using a variety of mediums including collage and watercolour painting, which will later be adapted for tufting. Following a break for lunch and conversation, the afternoon session will transition to the realm of textile art as participants learn the punch-needle tufting technique. Natalya will demonstrate the fundamentals of this versatile and expressive method guiding participants through the techniques and processes she has employed to create custom textile works.

Masterclass includes

All required materials – including watercolour paint, collage papers, and take-home tufting kit

Light lunch - There is an opportunity to advise of any dietary requirements when making your booking.

You will walk away with

Watercolour painting on quality paper, tufted motif and tufting kit

Other important information

Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid late starts and allow time to find an all-day carpark.

This Masterclass will take place outside the gallery under marquees. Please wear weather appropriate clothing. In the case of wet weather, the Masterclass will take place inside in which case warm clothing is advised.


Is this workshop suitable for me?

Whether you’re an experienced artist seeking new techniques or a beginner eager to explore the possibilities of mixed media, this workshop offers a dynamic opportunity to expand your creative horizons under the guidance of a renowned artist.

What can I bring?

Old clothes/apron

Weather appropriate clothing

Closed in shoes

Water bottle

What's the refund policy?

Refund available up to 48 hours before the start time of the masterclass.

Please note: when purchasing your ticket, the Gallery absorbs all related booking fees, however, refunds will include the ticket price less the Humanitix fees (which consists of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined)

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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to two (2) days prior to the event.