Silk Painting class

Silk Painting class : no artistic skill required!

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Silk painting classes in 2009

January 31 : Saturday : Beginners’ All Day : 10:00-3:30pm
o please bring your own lunch
o everything provided
o $195 per person


February 28 : Saturday : Internediate All Day : Tips & Techniques : 10:00-3:30pm
o please bring your own lunch
o you can also bring your own projects to discuss in class
o $195 per person


March 28 : Saturday : Beginners’ Silk Cards : 9:00-12:00 – 3hr
March 28 : Saturday : Beginners’ Silk Scarf : 12:30-3:30 – 3hr
o if attending both classes, please bring your own lunch
o everything provided
o $100 per 3 hr class, or $190 for the 2 on the same day


April 18 : Saturday : All levels : 2 Other Guttas : 9:00-12:00
o if attending both classes, please bring your own lunch
o everything provided
o learn about Cold Wax and Sodium Alginate – I love them!
o $100 per 3 hr class, or $190 for the 2 on the same day

April 18 : Saturday : Intermediate : Silk Cushion Cover : 12:30-3:30
o if attending both classes, please bring your own lunch
o everything provided
o the cushion cover is luxurious silk charmeuse
o $100 per 3 hr class, or $190 for the 2 on the same day

May 23 : Saturday : Beginners’ Silk Bookmarks : 9:00-12:00 – 3hr
May 23 : Saturday : Beginners’ Silk Scarf : 12:30-3:30 – 3hr
o if attending both classes, please bring your own lunch
o everything provided
o $100 per person per class, or $190 for the 2 on the same day


June 20 : Saturday : Intermediate/Adv : Framed Silk Paintings : 10:00 – 3:30
o please bring your own lunch
o everything provided including one frame
o additional canvas frames available for $7-10each
o please bring a stapler, scissors for silk, roll of masking tape
o $195 per person


Additional Classes in 2009

  • Beginner #1 – Silk Cards (5 cards & envelopes + extra silk practice; additional cards available on request)
  • Beginner #2 – Silk Scarf (All day class – 2 silk chiffon scarves 54cm sq. [21″] + extra silk practice’ Half day class – 1 scarf)
  • Intermediate #1 – Silk Scarf (silk sample + scarf)
  • Advanced #1 – Silk Techniques (silk for 6 techniques – salt, alcohol, water, antifuse, gutta, wet on dry)
  • Advanced #2 – Silk Steaming (using silk steamer)
  • All day class : Design and Silk Painting Course : Beginners
  • All day class : Design and Silk Painting : one day workshops for experienced painters

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There are two types of classes – half and full day.

Please contact us for more info.

Short Classes include brief morning or afternoon tea break
Please contact us for more info.Long Classes are approx. 5.0-5.5 hours including 30 min lunch break
(depends how much fun you’re having!)

For scheduled dates

please call Sydney [Australia] 0408-801-808 or pop over to the Contact page and send a message; individual classes also available.


Included in Classes in 2009:

 

  • Welcome cup of tea/coffee on arrival
  • afternoon tea (for all day classes)
  • use of wooden silk frame & pushpins (for the class)
  • silk paint as required for the project
  • card blanks, envelopes for the Card class (glue etc)
  • silk piece or scarf for half day classes
  • handouts with all kinds of info about silk painting projects

Please bring the following to the Silk Painting Class:

  • sense of humour
  • ideas, enthusiasm
  • sharp dressmaking scissors to cut silk (NOT scissors used to cut paper)
  • magazines, greeting cards, books with designs/patterns you like
  • snacks, drinks etc if required
  • wear comfy clothes – you may get silk dye on them so bear that in mind!
  • carry bag to take home your gorgeous handpainted objets d’art!!

 

NO eftpos facilities available at classes – please (1) bring cash or money order, (2) pay online in advance, (3) pay with credit card over the phone

NO cheques will be accepted.


Design and Silk Painting Course: one day for beginners in 2009
$A195 per day

The aim of a beginners’ day is firstly to introduce students to silk-painting and explain the technique in the larger context of the textile world. I will also give some brief information on dyes, how they work, and show the variety of silks that can be used.

Then I will demonstrate or explain many of the materials involved in silk-painting so that students can leave with sufficient knowledge to work on their own after the course.

I prefer “starter” students to paint and create a sampler on which they try several techniques and use different resists, dyes and paints. They should I prefer “starter” students to paint and create a sampler on which they try several techniques and use different resists, dyes and paints. They should take notes about materials and techniques used.


Design and Silk Painting : one day workshops for experienced painters in 2009
$A195 per day

When people book into this class I always ask how much experience they have had with silk painting, but often find (to my surprise) they know very little. This is not the fault of the student, it is more often because they have not been well taught. I have therefore found from time to time that I have had to teach “experienced” students how to silk-paint from scratch, which is unfair on other students in the class who want to move on to new techniques.

Therefore, on a one-day course, I prefer only to teach those students who have already attended a course with me or who can confirm that they have achieved a certain standard in using gutta, resists and dyes with another teacher.
Some students who attend one-day workshops or courses like to bring a project along and work on it with advice or input from me. I can discuss individual needs with each student in advance of the workshop day to ensure that appropriate frames, silks etc are available.

Other students, who want to learn new and more advanced techniques, can experiment with layered dyeing; developing, planning and preparing designs; drafting designs onto silk; coloured and other resists etc. I can demonstrate these techniques during the day.

A variety of silk blanks will be available to purchase. Frame sizes should be discussed with me in advance, if you are bringing your own, or if you need me to provide a specific size.


Email us with your questions – we will be able to work out which class will suit you best.

What do I do now? Email us for detailed information, or call us to have a flyer posted to you – or ring 0408-801-808.

 

One Response to Silk Painting class

  1. Sandy says:

    Hi Teena,
    I would like to learn Silk painting. Could you please let me know when the next available class start.
    Thank You

    regards

    Sandy

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