Adults ∙ February 7–9, 2022 ∙ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Learn the basics of painting on silk using both synthetic and natural resists. Over the course of the class, students translate their own drawings and designs into silk paintings. Learn how to apply dyed resists to create colored lines and texture, and use fluid dyes in a variety of direct applications. Pieces will be steam set at the end of the class to produce vivid silk paintings.
Instructor ∙ Lena Schmid
Lena Schmid’s paintings explore how time functions as a physical force, especially how its poetics and physics relate to the confounding experience of chronic pain. Using richly textured luminous surfaces, movement without discernible speed, and cleaving imagery, her work references the kind of slow, strange change experienced in a space long inhabited: be it a body, a well-known landscape, or the cosmos. She holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Lena’s work has been included in exhibitions at New Release Gallery and the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, and she has been an artist in residence at The Wassaic Project (NY), and The TIDES Institute (ME). In 2020, Lena was awarded a Printmaking Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Lena is currently an Arrowmont 2021-22 Artist in Residence.