Advanced Silk Painting with Andra Kay
Fall 2021, date to be announced
Sessions 1 and 2: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Session 3: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This class is for anyone who has taken a beginning silk class anywhere. We will create silk pieces exploring different techniques for creating texture, painting without resists, and using thickened dye to print or draw. This is a half day workshop - 10 am to 1 pm. Final session 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
No drawing skills required. Snacks and drinks provided.
Snacks and drinks included.
Session One – 3 Hours
Quick Review – Basic silk painting.
Overview of handouts
Dye vs Paint – effects and finishing
Techniques for stretching silk
Make sample pieces - Textures and Backgrounds
Types of resists
Layering with gutta and color
Texture by manipulating the cloth
Hard edge vs soft edge
Project using some of the techniques above.
Session Two – 3 Hours
Painting Without resists
How to prepare the silk for painting.
Project of your choice – Many images provided
Session Three – 4 Hours
Discussion – Elements of Art/ Principles of Design
Recipe for thickening the dye
Make an abstract scarf using thickened dyes.
Extra time for finishing any project.
Prepare Self-addressed envelope *
*Any dyed pieces will be taken home by the instructor for steaming. You may have them mailed or they can be picked up at the studio when ready.
Questions? Contact Andra at email@example.com. 559.824.8422