This introduction to silk painting will provide participants of all skill levels the opportunity to produce beautiful and original works of art on silk. Together we will learn how to stretch silk onto a frame, how to apply gutta/resist, and how to apply silk paints and dyes. Through a variety of techniques, we will learn how to create clean patterns and images, and create different shades and textures—with the ultimate goal of creating beautiful images. The first day will be focused on learning different techniques, and the second day will be focused on creating a finished piece—either a scarf or a wall hanging.
Instructor Fiona Washburn moved to Rockport, Maine, from England in 2004. She has been producing hand painted, printed and devoured (burnout) silk and velvet scarves and apparel for over twenty years. She studied printed textiles at Camberwell College of Art at The University of the Arts in London, and has exhibited her work in galleries in the south of England and in Maine.
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $116 members, $140 nonmembers (includes a $20 materials fee)
Location: Gamble Education Center
Materials: list provided here