Silk Painting

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Come try this beautiful art form which has been done in Asia for centuries. Silk painting has gained popularity in the US due to the French Serti technique which is easy, clean, fun, and gives you startlingly beautiful results. In the Serti (closing or fence) technique the designs are outlined with gutta or water-based resists, which are applied to white silk that has been pre-washed, dried and stretched (on a stretcher). Once the gutta or water-based resist has dried,it acts as a barrier for the dye or paint—keeping the color within the outlined areas of the design and allowing you to achieve sharply defined borders. After the dye or paint has been properly set, the clear gutta or resist is removed and a defining line the color of the original fabric remains.
There is a $20 materials fee for this class.

Please register ahead, no walk-ins.


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