spring silk workshops

dye-painting silk in the serti method

I taught three workshops in spring 2014. Enjoy these photos of the beautiful works by students.

group one


group two

The quiet and orderly studio is ready for guests.


group three


preparing silks for steaming

Silks are sandwiched between triple layers of blank newsprint before placing in a steam chamber for over an hour to bond dyes to silk proteins inside the fibers. The result is washable, permanent color.


completed silk artworks

Below, the students' artworks have been steamed to fix their brilliant hues. Lovely work!


take a class

Interested in joining a silk painting workshop? Click on this link and/or the top bar "classes" to read more. Note: even if no classes are scheduled, some can be arranged, so contact the artist.