Tuesday, 11 November 2014

New workshop...Memory Album

Katharina is running a brand new workshop just in time for participants to make their very own christmas gift for friends and family!

 You will learn how to construct a memory album with fold out pages, flaps and pockets using recycled, FSC certified and found papers.  At the end of this workshop you will have a unique decorated album to take home which you will be able to give as a special gift on it’s own or fill with your own thoughts, memories and photographs. 

 All levels of experience are welcomed.  All materials and equipment will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own paper, decorative beads and fabrics.

 The workshop will enable you to have fun, learn a new skill and create something you are proud of!

The workshop will be run at Maisy & Ace pop up shop in Old Market on 27th November from 16:30 - 18:30.

The workshop costs £20 per person or £17.50 each for a group booking of 6 or more.

Booking Information:

You can book by paying through the shop, either in person or over the phone. They take cash and card payments. Kate: 07 545 29 76 05

For Group bookings (max 8 people per group) please phone Delphine: 07 914 38 34 39.

To view more of Katharina's workshops visit her website.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Half price pilot print making workshop offer

I have recently joined the Art Troupe offering creative art workshops in Bristol.

As an introductory offer I will facilitate one 3 hour pilot botanical printmaking workshop where you will have the opportunity to experiment and make your own greetings cards and gift tags. 

The workshop will be held at Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, for which there will be a nominal charge to attendees of £15 per person. This is half the average price of a workshop!

Click here to view and book onto the workshop

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Now showing - Home is where the art is

Currently on show is a collaborative exhibition between local artists and furniture shop BoConcept,
showcasing both original artworks and giclee prints.
BoConcept and contributing artists have been working together to raise awareness and funds for Barnardo's.  A charity raffle has been organized which is running until the end of the exhibition, giving you the chance to win a BoConcept tealight holder which each of the exhibiting artists have hand-decorated.  A percentage of the sales generated from the artwork will also be donated to the charity.

On show you can see new work from Drawn in Bristol illustratorsGeorge Chislett,Sophie Rae, Katharina Nyilas and Paul Roberts alongside Bristol artists Dominic Williams, Yasmin Mozafari and Kate Mayfield.

The work will be on display inside the contemporary interior design shop on 23-25 Merchant Street, Bristol until 25th August 2014.

As well as having the opportunity to purchase a print of my forest alphabet and initials on greetings cards I am now selling individual letters in a square frame on a commission basis and names based on commission. The letters and names are available to order both through the exhibition where you can see an example and also through the shuffle showroom on Stokes Croft.

Now Showing: Alfresco by Katharina Nyilas

Katharina currently has a range of her nature inspired illustrations on show at the Grain Barge, on Bristol's spectacular harbourside.  On display is artwork depicting the flora and fauna which inspires her personal work.  Both originals and prints are for sale through the bar.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Call of the Brave - T-shirt design

Drawn in Bristol members (the illustration collective I am a member of) are collaborating with brand new Call of the Bravea t-shirt company with a difference. The company was set up by Dave M in the aim to highlight the importance of ethical clothing and to raise money for the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund. The fund raises money for the victims and families that are affected by the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh, which Killed over 1,130 people as they worked in appalling conditions to produce garments for high street labels such as Primark, Matalan and Mango. Read more about Dave's story on the website.

"Until recently I was just another tee shirt wearing web designer with general feeling that we should think more about what we consume and how it's made".

How it works:

The shirts are all Fairwear Foundation Certified. The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.

We use experienced local screen printers right here in Bristol who print onto Fairwear Foundation Certified White Organic Cotton Jersey with 90% Reduced Carbon Footprint.

Katharina Nyilas - By-Catch (3 days left to order!)

"This design is inspired by unsustainable fishing practices which creates by-catch, sea creatures which get caught up in the fishing nets of deep sea trawlers which get thrown back into the sea dead".

Please visit Call of the Brave's website to order and sign up for their newsletter to be kept in the loop.

Thursday, 26 June 2014


To celebrate the great outdoors I am holding a display of my work entitled 'Alfresco' at the Grain Barge, a bar on a ship alongside Bristol's harbourside. On display will be illustrations of the flora and fauna which inspires my personal work.

If you missed Drawn in Bristol's 'Holiday Homes' exhibition showcasing member's hand painted bird boxes see a selection of what was on display below. I will also be showcasing my painted bird box (below) at the Grain Barge in July and will be available to purchase.

Bird box by Katharina Nyilas

Bird box by Katharina Nyilas

Bird boxes by Drawn in Bristol members, to see more examples visit DiB blog.

Bird boxes by Drawn in Bristol members

Bird boxes by Drawn in Bristol members

Thursday, 15 May 2014

South Bank Bristol Arts Trail 2014

I will be exhibiting this weekend at at the Tobacco Factory for this year's South Bank Bristol Arts Trail:

11am - 6pm

Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF

To find out more about the trail visit the South Bank Arts website or view artists information about my work.

There will also be a number of events happening at the Tobacco Factory during the arts trail for their food and drink festival.
Flyer front cover designed by myself featuring my illustrated mechanical typography and members images of robots.
The brief from the South Bank Arts Committee was to design a flyer and poster which included bold bright colours, bold typography and creatively add members robot submissions for this year's theme ROBOTS!

Robots mechanical typography designed for the arts trail flyer.
If you want to come along to the arts trail and say hello or discuss a commission I will be at the venue on Sunday afternoon selling some additional prints and cards. I look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Latest news from Katharina Illustration

I now have some of my prints and products available for sale at MAKERS shop and gallery on Colston street as well as in room 212 on Gloucester road.

I will be running a botanical mono printing workshop on the 31st May at MAKERS:
Open to all age groups and levels of experience!

12-3pm (£25)

I will teach four monoprinting techniques inspired by botany.

Impressions of plants, leaves and natural fibres will be utilised with mark-making to produce impressions on paper.

The workshop will take you through the print making process, allowing you to experiment with shapes and colour, textures and patterns on paper.

You will take home unique botanical monoprints as well as greetings cards, gift tags and wrapping paper. All materials are provided, however you are welcome to bring your own plant material or imagery for inspiration.

The workshop can be booked via MAKERS website.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Into the Forest - Last day today!

There are are a few more hours left until the end of 'Into the Forest' and am happily reflecting on all the interesting people I have met over the course of the week, and new opportunities that have arisen from it. 

I hope you enjoyed the exhibition, here are some snap shots of the artwork on display:

My most popular sale! - can be made on commission - £25

As well as working on commissions after the show, I will be selling my hand made products and prints - if you would like to discuss any commission or purchase of artwork please send enquiries to knyilas@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A little update from 'Into the Forest'

The exhibition is still showing until this Thursday until 9pm, so if you haven't visited do pop by and take a look at the artwork!

There are also illustrated handmade products available if you are looking for a gift!

Below is a limited edition card of 10, inspired by my botanical mono printing course, especially for valentines day, also available at the exhibition! (Fancy making your own? Come along to my next workshop at MAKERS on 1st March)

Here are some photographs from my three hour Botanical Mono-printing workshop. I had a wonderful creative group and it was inspiring to see the range of work they produced with the techniques taught, and how they developed their technique throughout the workshop.

Insight into the workshop:

I firstly demonstrate one technique and let the group experiment. I then teach them three more techniques separately and let them play with the new technique. After initial experimentation I encourage the group to experiment with the four techniques however they like. Following on from this the group is given time to use their new skills to make high quality prints to frame, gift tags, cards and wrapping paper to take home with them.


Yesterday's bookbinding workshop went well and two happy people walked away with four beautiful recycled and hand stitched booklets.

Check back for updates on Sophie's and Sarah's workshops over the last few days!