Silk Painting: Contemporary Patterns, Traditional Techniques
June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019
This workshop introduces students to painting on silk using traditional wax resist techniques. You will explore multiple ways of using silk dyes and wax resists to develop images, including color-blocking and watercolor effects. Imagery in the course focuses on pattern, guided by the students’ individual interests and source material. Patterns can range from traditional to strange. Finishing techniques are also covered in order to turn final pieces into wearable scarves or wall-hangings. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Katarina Riesing is an artist and educator who lives in Alfred, New York where she teaches at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design. She has been an Artist-In-Residence at the Saltonstall Foundation in Ithaca, New York, the Icelandic Textile Center in Blonduos, Iceland and the Cite Internationale des Arts residency in Paris, France. Riesing has had recent exhibitions of her silk paintings in Boston, Illinois, Philadelphia and New York.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.