The Plan:

The class will be an introduction to silk painting using the serti technique, held at Sequoia Gallery + Studios in downtown Hillsboro (the location of my current painting studio). We’ll talk about technique, using resist/gutta, color application and blending, salt technique, setting the colors and all that good stuff in plenty of detail. You’ll paint a handkerchief to get used to the process, and then an 8 x 54 inch scarf. I’ll borrow your pieces to set the colors and get the finished pieces back to you a few days later.

The workshop will be $80, and includes silk and all materials for the class. If you want painting supplies to take home for future projects, you have the option to buy a silk painting starter kit from me for $25, but it’s not required. I’ll limit the class to 8 people, so we aren’t too crowded.

If you have ideas for designs you would like to paint, bring them along, but don’t worry if you don’t have a big plan already. I’m a fan of improvisational painting personally, and I will bring some design ideas as well.

Where and when:
This workshop will be held twice: July 16th, and July 30th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Sequoia Gallery, 136 SE Third Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Cost: $80 per person for the workshop, including two silk pieces to paint and materials for painting in class.

Silk Painting Kit – Optional: $25
This is a starter painting kit for you to take home if you want it for future projects. If you already have your own silk dyes, it’s not necessary. All materials for the workshop itself will be provided.

Included in the kit:
– 2 oz each of magenta, cyan, black and yellow dyes (Jacquard Red Label),
– 2 sumi brushes
– squeeze bottle for resist
– 2 oz bottle of water-based resist

To Register:
The registration form will be up on the Sequoia Gallery web site very soon! I’ll post a link here as soon as it’s live. Thank you!