Monday, June 27, 2011

"Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe." — Rumi

 I have the pleasure to lead a workshop 
Saturday June 25th. 2011 
Silk Painting 
 Hyatt's All Things Creative 
910 Main St.
 Buffalo, NY .   

The students gathered at 11:00 am to learn the basics of how to work with the Jacquard Silk Painting Kit available at the Hyatt's Stores.

 The week before the class I contacted each student with sample images of my work as well as links they could view for creative inspiration.

 Each student was asked to create numerous sketches developed from sections of  these works or something that speaks to them so they were ready to get started as soon as they arrived.

                          First I demonstrated numerous ways to attach the silk to a variety of framing devices.

                         Next I demonstrated how to apply the resist to create the desired design patterns.

                          Soon the students were enjoying seeing their designs come to life in living color.

While they painted with silk dyes I demonstrated various textural effects they could achieve by adding water, salts or rubbing alcohol.

Although the time during the three hour workshop passed quickly I made sure all of their questions or concerns were address before anyone left the group.

After a rush of preparation each person felt the relaxing joy of creative energy.  
 They each left with a sample size piece of art work, their own Jacquard Silk Painting Kit and  the confidence to continue to work on larger pieces at home.

They also have my contact information in case more questions arise in the future ;~)

If you have a small group that would be interested in any of my workshops please feel          free to contact me with special requests.  


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