Silk Painting Workshop at the Guild House

Nadia Silk PaintingNadia Khan is doing a silk painting workshop open to all levels, no prior silk painting experience is necessary. All supplies and materials will be provided and are included in her workshop fees.

Projects will include silk scarves and silk panels which can be used for quilting, pillows, framed pieces, etc.

For more information, email NadiaKhanSilks@gmail.com or call 281-881-6180. Nadia’s website is www.paintingsilks.com.

Here is the workshop description:

Painting on Silk – Workshop
Nadia Khan
Houston, TX

Sat & Sun, Dec 12 & 13, 2015
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, both days
Fee: $225, includes all supplies and equipment for use in the workshop
Open to all levels, no prior silk painting experience is required

The Silk Painting Workshop will provide a weekend for exploring silk painting techniques. The studio will have French silk dyes, wax, gutta resists, thickeners, anti-fusant and other materials for use by students. We will cover multiple techniques – using salt and vodka to create patterning and shading, using wax, fabric sizing and gutta to create resists, and using other methods such as wet-on-wet, line building, and blending and shading of dyes.

Methods for preparing and stretching silk for painting and the steam-setting process for fixing the dyes will be demonstrated. Participants will create multiple pieces using the various techniques.

Silk Painting