I offer silk painting classes. The great thing is that the dyes are so beautiful on the silk , that just brushing them on randomly creates something beautiful , and using the resist lines makes the painting more fun. You can see the lines and the dyes on the background image here - it is a painting of a poppy done by a student who had not painted on silk before.
Your investment of $75.00 includes the 100% silk, the dyes, and the resists; 3+hrs studio time, equipment, and an hour of processing for each piece afterwards. AND me teaching you how to make a professional looking piece. Your piece will turn out beautifully - I use fibre-reactive steam set dyes, which do not sit on top of the silk, like silk paints do - the dyes are bonded into the silk by steaming for one hour in a steamer, then the silk is washed, and ironed. This is the real thing. Your work will be beautiful, lustrous, and silky.
If you have chosen a complex design and you cannot finish it in the time available your next three hour visit to the studio is at the studio rate of $20 an hour. OR You can give yourself and two friends a 3 class for $180.
I have been painting on Silk for quarter of a century !!!! I have work at Baisden Gallery, Tampa ( next to Mise en Place restaurant) and at Clay'nPaper Gallery in Dunedin ( ClayPaper.com).Now I am offering to teach this beautiful art to others.
This class is great for anyone who wants to try something new. It is fun for mothers + daughters, aunts + nieces, groups of friends. There is a grand atmosphere of conviviality created if you choose to bring wine and nibbles, I have a pot of coffee or tea available..
If you wish to continue on silk painting on your own - a four class option at $250 enables you to learn the whole process including mounting the silk onto matboard for framing.
Limited to 4 participants. Location: South Seminole Heights. It is absolutely essential to confirm your participation. I will email you with contact info and location when you sign up. Check our calendar and sign up now while you're thinking about it : calendar