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Painting on Silk Scarves

Silk painting originated in China and Japan over 1,500 years ago. This ancient art used natural dyes. Modern silk painting is done with acid dyes which allow the colors to bond to the silk and last forever.

In this 3-hour workshop, students will work in a small group setting and design two unique silk scarves. Scarves of various sizes will be available for you to choose. One scarf will be created using dyes, alcohol, and salt to make geometric patterns with multiple colors. The second scarf will use an acid dye blocker called Gutta, allowing for painting on the silk using line drawings for a more deliberate design.

The fee for the 3-hour class is $60.00 which includes all supplies. 

The workshop is limited to 12 students. 

Kothy has been teaching and working in the art field all of her life and is knowledgeable in all forms of art, painting, sculpting, drawing, and crafting.

***Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Fine Art/Photography.