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
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