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Painting on Silk 2-Day Workshop with Ellen Davison

June 7 - June 8

Using paints made for silk, participants will come up with their own designs and then transfer them to silk and apply paint.  They will learn how to use resist, salt, stencils and painting techniques. Students will also learn to combine textures and blend colors. The second piece of silk will be painted without resist to experiment with how the paint flows and mingles and how applying salt and alcohol alters the flow of the paint.

Students should bring large pieces of newsprint or drawing paper, paper towels or old cloths, soft pencils, fine tip permanent marker, masking tape, 1 quart or larger water container, old watercolor or bamboo brushes (if you have them), and, if possible, a hairdryer. Students should also bring a lunch or snacks as desired.

Materials fee: $15

Ellen Davison began painting in watercolors in 1969 and has been painting, learning, and teaching ever since.  In 2002, she took a silk painting workshop and fell in love with another but similar form of artistic expression.  Along the way, she learned to felt.  Again, a whole new door opened.  She calls felting – painting with wool.  She loves its tactile qualities, and like watercolors and painting on silk, it’s full of surprises.  Her watercolors are shown at Islesford Artist Gallery, Islesford, Maine.  Her silk scarves and felted scarves are displayed at Winters Work, a gifts and crafts shop, at the Islesford Dock, Islesford, Maine.

9:00 am-3:00 pm each day

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Tryon Arts and Crafts School
373 Harmon Field Road
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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