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French Resist (Serti) Silk Painting Class
Have you ever wanted to paint on silk? In this class we will learn the classic “french resist” method also known as Serti. Please come with a plan or idea of a simple outlined design that will be drawn on the silk with pencil, then with gutta, a substance that is water soluable, but will act as a barrier for the paint. We will work on one silk scarf, which is stretched on a frame. Here are some of the concepts we will work through:
- Silk, and natural fiber handling and preparation for painting
- How to use gutta, what types of gutta exist, and what do they do
- Basic color theory – The paint is available in readily mixed colors (30) and can be blended to any hue or shade of the rainbow
- Considerations for the design you will draw (How will you wear the scarf, and what will be showing most)
- After it is done – how is it processed to be color fast?
You may draw your own design for the class (11″ x 60″) or use one of the patterns i can provide. It would be helpful if you indicated what you would want on your scarf – I have a good selection of flowers, butterflies, and simple stained glass patterns, but would welcome the opportunity to draw something specific for you as well.
Refreshments will be available (Coffee/Tea/Bottled Water).
If the class is a morning class I will provide lunch.
Class is limited to 6 attendees*** (due to my space limits in the studio. I can also travel to you if you have a group of 3 or more people for the class. *** I have access to a larger space and if the size is larger we can work on a discounted rate for groups over 6 people.
We are delighted to offer classes this fall on french resist silk painting. My classes are 4 hours in length, held at our studio at 2570 Superior Ave, Cleveland Ohio (the Art Craft Building). The class will consist of drawing a design with resist on an 11″x 60″ piece of silk, stretching the silk on a frame, and painting the silk. Here are dates I am holding for planning classes (If you have a specific date not listed please email me and we can discuss the possibility. Send me an email
Wednesday, October 19th 6p-10p
Saturday, October 30th 10am – 2pm
Saturday, November 5th 10am-2pm
Sunday, November 6th 2pm-6pm
Saturday, November 12th, 10am-2pm
Sunday, November 13th 2pm-6pm
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