Offered: January 13th, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Debra Dolsberry
Wrap yourself in an explosion of color you create in this silk painting workshop. No prior art experience is necessary. Students learn basic color theory by mixing magenta, yellow, blue, and black dyes both off and on the silk. Create an abstract design with dye flowing freely on the silk or use water based resist to draw a design. You learn how to create texture with water, salt, and alcohol. A materials fee of $45 includes everything you need to paint one14 x 72 silk satin scarf with additional scarves available for $15 each. Most students create 2 scarves – one free flowing and one simple motif, though artists with experience in other mediums might paint only one more complex design.
Debra Dolsberry delights in introducing students to the joys of painting on silk. Her workshops have
been enthusiastically received in Kailua Kona, Park City, Mendocino, Vancouver, and Aptos. Her advanced workshops are tailored to silk artists who create textiles for garments and most recently her article “Dressing the Curves: Bias Cut Garments” was published in the Silk Painter’s International periodical Silkworm. She will be the Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center from March through May of 2018.