Please bring a table covering, apron to protect your clothing, a water container, tissues, rags for drying brushes, and gloves (optional).
Participants will learn to stretch silk, apply resist and paint the silk using the French Serti method. The difference between dyes and paints will be discussed as well as a demonstration of various painting techniques and materials. A silk handkerchief 11” by 11” will be completed. Instructions will be given on mounting this silk on to a canvas as an independent activity.
Participants will use their new silk painting skills by painting a silk scarf. A choice of designs will be offered. Of course each artist may choose their own color palette to create their unique art worthy of wearing proudly or gift giving.
Sandy was an art teacher for over 20 years and experimented with many different art techniques and materials. It wasn’t until 1985 when she studied painting on silk at The School of Visual Arts in New York City that she found her preferred media. She loved watching the vibrant silk dyes and paints flow, mix and glide across the smooth surface of the silk. She is always experimenting with new techniques and using her painted silks in three dimensional art and mixed media creations
Examples of silk scarves using this technique.