Silk Painting: Contemporary Patterns, Traditional Techniques

June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019

Katarina Riesing

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.


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.

Katarina Riesing

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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