Pet Portraits with Elly Sumner


Learn how to make a custom print of your favourite furry friend! In this hands-on class with local Walyalup (Fremantle) artist Elly Sumner. You’ll be guided to create your own portrait print from a photo or drawing, then apply it using a mini screen and repetitive pattern technique.

You’ll learn the art of stenciling and transferring a design to material, and then embellish your artwork with added details.

You’ll have time in this class to print a tote bag and a linen wall hanging/tea towel. You’ll also leave with the knowledge and confidence to work on more projects at home. 
This class is for repetitive patterns.

You’ll be able to create 2-3 illustrations to repeat, this could be of one pet or more depending on how efficient you are at the illustration process. We'd suggest one pet in two different poses.

All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided. You may like to bring your own apron or use one of ours.


  • Time in our warehouse with an incredible local artist
  • A functional art piece representing your favourite furry (or maybe not so furry!) friend
  • Tea and cake from our cafe to enjoy while you are crafting
  • The skills to continue at home

About Elly

Elly Sumner is a super creative under the umbrella of The Sumner Collective. She is a fine pen illustration artist, a painter, a muralist, a mascot maker, a maker of theatrical costumes, a horticulturalist, a permaculture enthusiast, a natural dyer & a slow fashion owner & maker. She has worked professionally in her field for over a decade, living & creating in New York & London before returning to Perth to create her small business brand. Elly has 2 art qualifications alongside a lifetime of practice and developing skills in this field. Elly's charisma & empathy make for a great teacher & leader & she can't wait to share her knowledge with you.

Terms and Conditions

Please note this class requires a minimum of 6 attendees in order to run.  All ticket sales are final, non-refundable and the date is non-transferable. If you are unable to make your date you are able to send someone else in your place. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Photos by Louise Coghill and Rae Fallon.

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