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This course in painting on silk, offers the opportunity to explore several techniques which can be applied to silk to create exciting effects – using gutta gum as a resist line, to draw the image, and the use of dyes, in building the layers.
The session begins with a comprehensive demonstration that explains the methods, and then the selection of approaches offered with dyes, salt effects, layering, and alcohol application, to create subtle results.
Drawing and building images on the silk can be done in figurative and abstract ways.
There are many approaches, and it is important to find the best way to achieve this for each individual.
It is suitable for all levels, and it is possible for everyone to create a stunning piece.
Sussex Prairies provides inspiration from their gardens, with the abundance of flowers that we can draw from, or participants can work from their own source of imagery.
A silk square will be the final piece with a small sample piece that we practise on.
LEVEL: SUITABLE FOR ALL
No previous knowledge is needed, just the ability to relax and enjoy!
Enthusiasm and interest is the only requirement needed to succeed.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR:
Hilary is an expert in the French technique of silk painting, with many of her designs published in greeting cards, book covers and posters. She has taught in art centres in Mexico, Guatemala, USA,Europe and all over the UK.
She is a textile curator and her exhibitions include ‘Made in Mexico‘ about the Mexican Rebozo, for the Fashion and Textile Museum, London in 2014,and ‘Weavers of the Clouds’ on Peruvian textiles in 2019
None, but bring your own inspiration to work from if you wish to.
Materials included in the course fee:
All dyes, pigments and gutta shared amongst the group.
Time of class- 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
Maximum number in the class 12
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 07970903445
Website : www.hilarysimon.com
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