Silk Painting Classes

These classes are designed to teach the art of Silk Painting. You bring your heart in the choice of subject matter, and I  give you the expertise to make something worth framing ! It is thrilling to see even complete novices create such beauty and we have lots of fun. Arrow through the pictures above to get an idea of what STUDENTS create. Because the instruction is 1:i and individualised, your work looks professional. I coach you through every step without touching your art work.

Portrait of Moli, by B.E.

KUDOS

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I totally enjoyed Tuesday and all the others I spent learning from you. I feel very lucky to have found you! You are an absolute treasure!
β€” K.W. Student

Yahoo!! Our silks arrived today. We are greatful for your finishing, impressed & appalled by our finished products πŸ˜„. I am busy calculating for my upcoming β€œsilking”. Very glad I took the class.

Just to let you know, we had fun, learned bunches & got to do way more than expected. I am looking forward to practicing & expanding my silk fun. Thanks for being just the kind of teacher I like 😍.
β€” R.W. Student


your work is exquisite .. a mirror of you … you’re truly one of the most wonderful human beings ever to grace this planet.
β€” A.M.B Collector


Love your work. My husband and I bought a piece from you about 18 yrs ago at the Tarpon Springs Art Show. We get compliments on it all the time.
β€” S.J. Collector


I totally enjoyed Tuesday and all the others I spent learning from you. I feel very lucky to have found you! You are an absolute treasure!
β€” K.W. Student








Introductory Three Hour Lesson
Includes all materials : silk, dyes, resists etc.
We use your or my simple pre-drawn pattern  or free form painting.
 You create a picture or a scarf.   Experience using gorgeous silk dyes, and discover Silk Paints which do not need to be steamed.  $120     Sign up 

Introduction to Silk Painting Course
Fall in love with silk - Four, 3+ hour sessions - $3
50. Sign up


Silk Painting Course

Includes  silk, all dyes, resists, processing and teaching including as much of the process, location of supplies, solutions to more complex problems  and use of more complex patterns and larger painting frames as you wish.
Silk for large frames ( < 24x30)  can be purchased.


Processing

The lustrous beauty of silk is enhanced by the color and the color is enhanced by the silk.

This is because we paint with DYE, ( not silk paints which are fine-milled acrylic paint).

The fibre-reactive dyes require one hour of steaming, which I do after the class and your work is mailed to you. You can learn this process in the Silk Painting Course - it can be done using a large kitchen pot.


Silk fibre is prism shaped and reflects more light than a normal surface, and so we use dyes to work with the natural beauty.


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