dye-painting silk workshops

painting silk in the serti method using non-toxic, water-base dyes

"Dye-painting silk is like watercolors on steroids."

In this full-day silk painting experience, you create three items: a spontaneous scarf, a designed scarf, and a handkerchief sample. Class size is 3 to 5 students, allowing more instructor coaching time for each student, and plenty of studio space. 
 

schedule - spring 2019

T.B.D - Sat/Sun, May 18/19 or May 25/26
Saturday - 1:00pm to 5:30pm, and then Sunday - 9:00am to 12:30pm or until artwork is completed (it sometimes takes longer).

Each class is two half-days, an afternoon and a morning. This allows for travel time to/from, and a rest in the middle of creating.

Workshops may be special-arranged by appointment. Call or email with a proposed date and group size.
Contact the artist if you are interested in a class.

 
 

location of classes

Dye-painting workshops are hosted in Steve's home-studio. It is a serene lakeside space with nice lighting.

The address is 4137 116th Avenue SE
Olympia WA 98501.
 


  

 

tuition

$325 per student includes:
  • Completion of two 11 x 60 silk scarves (one spontaneous texture and one designed) and a handkerchief sketch/sample
  • Silk, dyes, materials and supplies
  • Instruction on silk dyes and resists
  • Mixing of dye colors
  • Coaching & assistance creating your silk scarf
  • Steam-setting of your silk artwork for permanence (hand-washable and dry-cleanable)
  • Shipping of your silks to you when steam-set
  • For your designed scarf, you'll dye 11 x 60 inch 100% silk in habotai. Habotai is easiest and recommended for your first silk class (crepe de chine or silk satin by arrangement).
     

availability & reservations

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to verify class availability.

reserve your place by check

Make a check for $325 per student payable to visibleinvisible.
Mail to:
Steve Scheibe
4137 116th Avenue SE

Olympia WA 98501.

pay by credit card or PayPal by clicking here

then (ignore the invoice message) click the PayPal logo button to go to my secure PayPal checkout.
then fill in:

item: Silk Workshop (and event date)
price per item: $325
(There is no WA state sales tax on art lessons.)
and continue...
 

preparing for your class

Click here for more information on how to prepare for the class and what items to bring with you.

 

glimpses of previous classes

Here left are participants getting started at a class (previously) held at the Olympia Old Carnegie Library. Click on the photo to see photos from that creative event.

Click here to see photos of three classes in February-March 2014.

Click here to see students in action July 30, 2016

Click here to see the April 2017 workshop.

Click here to see photos of the May 2017 workshop.

Click here for workshops photo album - images from over the years.


These lovely silk artworks were created in the spring 2019 silk workshop.

 

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