April Workshops

The month of April saw Ottostop welcome new students to the studio in beautiful Yanıklar, Fethiye... we had 13-year old Alicia embark on a Teen Wolf inspired 4-session course during which she made loads of funky collage pieces. Our fellow Yanıklar resident Carmen also completed a 4-session course with some fabulous nature inspired prints on both paper and textiles. Then we had Nicky, Clare, Alison and Karen all complete half-day workshops, creating tropical pieces, planets and more. The weather is heating up now so I'm getting ready to make possibly my largest business investment so far.... air-conditioning! If you'd like to come and chill with Ottostop and print some pretty things, email leyla@ottostopdesign.com to get more info about either my half-day or 4-session silkscreen printing courses, cake, coffee and air-con all included! 

Here's some of my favourite memories from April:

Alicia's collage pieces and colour selection were on point!

Alicia's collage pieces and colour selection were on point!

My lil' mate Alicia!

My lil' mate Alicia!

More of Alicia's work...

More of Alicia's work...

Photo bombed by the adorable but stinky-bummed Lola!

Photo bombed by the adorable but stinky-bummed Lola!

Alison & Karen, lovely ladies and fabulous work! What a colourful & sunny day!

Alison & Karen, lovely ladies and fabulous work! What a colourful & sunny day!

Always time to print Painterly Planets here at the Ottostop studio.... my favourite thing to print!

Always time to print Painterly Planets here at the Ottostop studio.... my favourite thing to print!

Karen H, a fellow Mancunian, came and got her hands dirty- something which required photographic evidence to show family back home!

Karen H, a fellow Mancunian, came and got her hands dirty- something which required photographic evidence to show family back home!

Fang poster!

Fang poster!

Alicia's mum Nicky got in on the act during week 1!

Alicia's mum Nicky got in on the act during week 1!

Alison getting to grips with squeegee handling!

Alison getting to grips with squeegee handling!

Carmen's first session, bookmarks, calendars and greetings cards!

Carmen's first session, bookmarks, calendars and greetings cards!

Alison's fabulous mono-printed planet!

Alison's fabulous mono-printed planet!

Another day, another beautiful test print accident!

Another day, another beautiful test print accident!

Carmen's monoprint!

Carmen's monoprint!

Carmen's 3rd Session - painterly peacock feathers!

Carmen's 3rd Session - painterly peacock feathers!

Mono-printed card with banana and palm leaves...

Mono-printed card with banana and palm leaves...

Clare D waking us up with NEON orange ink!

Clare D waking us up with NEON orange ink!

Nicky & Lola

Nicky & Lola

Clare D and her matching trainers!

Clare D and her matching trainers!

Still totally in love with Clare's mono print with banana leaves!

Still totally in love with Clare's mono print with banana leaves!

More of Carmen's delicious work!

More of Carmen's delicious work!

Carmen's last session at the studio. 

Carmen's last session at the studio. 

A nature-inspired print derived from one of Carmen's own watercolour paintings.

A nature-inspired print derived from one of Carmen's own watercolour paintings.

Adding painterly touches....

Adding painterly touches....

More of Clare D's work...

More of Clare D's work...