Michelle Mabbott - Collage with textiles, stitch & mixed media

Michelle Mabbott - Collage with textiles, stitch & mixed media

In this 1 day workshop learn techniques, and design clues, with simple exercises to do. There will be enough free time thereafter, to produce personal, and unique, collages. A valuable guide will be issued - an inventory of collage materials and techniques to take home.

The mixed media collage workshop will include using - stitch and textiles, natural elements, printmaking pieces, found objects, UFOs, using your stash, recycled resources, and making your own papers.


Mostly all materials, a large selection, and tools will be supplied.  Such as fabric, coloured, patterned and plain paper, cartridge paper, additional glue sticks, paper scissors, fine permanent markers, old book pages, paint and brushes, embroidery, twine, and other threads, rulers, pencils, small and mini gelli plates.

Materials to bring: most of these are readily available and economical things, which attendees already have. 

  • your own fabric scissors (paper scissors provided) 
  • a glue stick
  • 2 needles: 1x small and 1x large, e.g. embroidery and a thicker needle, like a tapestry needle. 

Optional extra, Lynne Britten of Batik Oetoro supplies fine fabric pens.


Michelle Mabbott, with a career of being a multidisciplinary fine artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and printmaker, will be presenting a talk and day-long workshop on Collage. Discussing a vast display of petite to larger collage pieces, including 3D pieces and artist’s books. Also collage history, different styles of collage, and current trends.  

Hear about her experiences, collaborating across 2 challenges with the internationally renowned, Danish collage artist Lisbeth Degn. She will show a collage handbook they are creating. 

Timely with the Art Gallery’s 2023 Archibald Prize announcement of artist Julia Gutman for portrait painting. Her winning portrait of singer-songwriter Montaigne ‘Head in the sky, feet on the ground’ 2023, with its stitched and painted layers. Plus analyzing a recent and impressive Matisse exhibition, which included many collages at the AGNSW.  

Image credit: Michelle Mabbott

If you are a current member, you will need to login to book at member prices.

Please do not attend ATASDA meetings or events if you have any Covid, cold or flu symptoms.

Event Details

Date Sat 24th Aug 2024 9:30 am
End Date Sat 24th Aug 2024 4:30 pm
Price ATASDA Members $100(when you log in) Non-members $125 Materials Fee $TBA
Location Epping Creative Centre - Mathews Room

Workshop Information

Payment information
Materials fee
On the day
Special needs
Cancellation Policy 


  • Pay a deposit to secure your place in a workshop as they fill quickly
  • The deposit of $31 for a one day workshop and $62 for a two day workshop is non-refundable
  • Remainder of payment is due 4 weeks before the workshop
  • Non-members pay a higher price for workshops so join now to get the members’ rate
  • Non-members are not included in ballots if the demand is greater than available places
  • For Textile Tasters, full payment is required when you register.

Materials Fee

Material fee to be paid directly to the tutor at the workshop.

On the day

  • Bring your own lunch and mug, morning and afternoon tea is provided
  • Please arrive early so you are unpacked and ready to start at 9.30am
  • Tutors finish teaching at 4pm, so everyone can help with the cleanup. Participants leave at 4.30pm each day.


We may take photographs during the workshop for use in ATASDA promotional material. If you do not want to be photographed please advise the workshop helper at sign-in.

Before taking photographs for your own records, check with the workshop helper first, as some tutors do not allow photography.


It is your responsibility to provide any personal protective and/or safety equipment required for the workshop, e.g. safety glasses, facemask, gloves. See workshop requirements list for additional items.

Special needs

Please email NSW Workshops before you book if you have special needs e.g. wheelchair access.

Cancellation Policy

  • If a workshop is cancelled by ATASDA your workshop fee will be refunded
  • Can't attend? You may be able to gift your enrolment, please contact NSW Workshops
  • If you cancel up to 4 weeks prior to the workshop your payments, minus the deposit, will be refunded
  • If you have to cancel within four weeks of the workshop due to extenuating circumstances, a partial refund may be given, please contact NSW Workshops

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