Notice: Undefined index: id in /home/cyoung311/public_html/ARTU17/product.php on line 180
The Magic of Silk Painting
login to my account
The Magic of Silk Painting Sunday, August 6, 9:00 AM  
Linda Swindle $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Sorry, this item is sold-out, but thanks for looking!

Student Level: All Levels
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Fabric, Painting

Click on a picture to see it in a full-sized window

Did you know that silk is one of the oldest and most durable fabrics? It is bug-proof, heat proof, colorfast and remains soft and luxurious. It takes dye beautifully and due to it's qualities of transparency and shimmer, amazing artwork is the result. Touching a paintbrush filled with vibrant color to a piece of stretched silk and watching the colors flow is indeed like magic. Learning how to manipulate and blend the colors is even more rewarding as you create depth and value within your shapes. You need no painting or drawing experience to be successful with your very first project!

In our time together you will learn the Serti method of using gutta to create shapes and designs, learn to create texture, and learn some new and unusual techniques to color your silk even without traditional dyes. Oh what fun we will have! You will have the opportunity to complete at least 2 projects. Your choices are scarves of various sizes, small hand bags, banners, and sun hats (so cute AND practical for the desert sun!) If you desire to buy more silk to paint besides the ones supplied in class, they will be available to purchase.

For those participating in Fused, Felted, and Funky Fun, we will be painting an extra scarf or two to use in that workshop.

Wear old clothes or an apron; the dyes will color your clothes as well as the silk!

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $55.00 includes:
  • All materials will be supplied.

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to:
call: 602-956-0189