PAINTING ON SILK FABRICS – INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
Three-day workshop (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) September 22-24, 2017
Instructor: Nadia Kahn
Using dyes from France and silk cloth from the far East, participants will explore different techniques to achieve color, texture, and pattern. Salt and alcohol will be used to experiment with free-form, abstract color mixes and water-based ‘serti’ resists will be used to implement realistic images. Additional techniques, including wet-on-wet, line building, blending and shading and treatment of the silk to reduce the flow of the dye will be demonstrated. Students will also learn how to incorporate wax techniques into silk paintings. Brushes, tjantings, and stencils will be used to apply soy and beeswax to the silks.
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.
Most materials will be provided; a supply list will be provided upon enrollment. No previous dyeing experience is necessary.
Total cost is $365.00. One-half the workshop fees ($182.50) are DUE by August 8, 2017 to secure your place in the workshop and to allow Nadia adequate time to purchase the supplies. Please mail your deposit to the Guild House address (2327 Commerce, #106, Houston, TX 77002) since the workshop chair will be traveling.