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It is not necessary to know how to draw or paint to achieve exciting results on silk- whether abstract or realistic.
In this 2 day class we will begin by painting scarves using the traditional Serti method of applying water based Gutta onto silk stretched on a frame. We will then continue painting with liquid silk dyes. We will practice mixing colors and working with brushes on wet and dry silk. This can be a starting point from where you can develop your own
studio practice. We will also be using different techniques to embellish our pieces such as salt, metallic accents, Arashi shibori and soy wax batik.
By the end of class the second day, you should have several finished scarves ready to wear and/or pieces of silk to use as you choose.
Supplies that you will need to bring :
Most can be ordered from www.dharmatrading.com
Jacquard Silk Colors starter Dye Set (Green Label ) – #JACSS it’s important that it’s the green label, not red
Various size brushes for silk painting or watercolor– Loew Cornell silk painting brushes white nylon Round #3,#8 round are recommended and one ¾” to 1” large oval or mop brush (not bristle used for oil painting)
Around 6 silk scarf blanks 11” x 60” – they can be a variety of silks, and I suggest: Dharma’s habotai, chiffon , flat crepe Habotai 8 MM #H811 Chiffon 8 MM # CHIF811
Rubber gloves and either an apron or clothing that you don’t mind getting dye on!
Your ideas or sketches if you have something in mind. If not, I find, once you start putting the dye to the silk ideas will flow.
May 21 10-4 pm
May 22, 10-4 pm
Members fee; $165
Non Members fee – $200
Fee includes framing system for scarves
Class limit 6 people