upcoming workshops 

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

I taught three classes in November 2009. Thanks to all who attended and contributed to making each class special. From our experiences together, I've adapted and improved the upcoming classes. I'm planning for a longer class time, allowing for (new addition) a spontaneous scarf, a designed scarf, and a handkerchief sample. For larger classes, I may have an assistant. And we'll hopefully have a break time to eat.

January & February dates and times - All MONDAYS...

The number in () indicates how many students have registered so far. I'm aiming for class size of 5 to 7 students, allowing more instructor assistance/coaching time for each student.

  1. Monday, Jan 18 – 10:00am to 4:00pm 
  2. more tbd...



location of classes

Classes will be held again in an artsy room downstairs in the old Carnegie Library, also the present site of Reality at the NE corner of Franklin and 7th, downtown Olympia.
see map 620 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501


$120 per student includes:
  • Completion of two 11 x 60 silk scarves (one spontaneous and one designed) and a handkerchief sample
  • Silk, dyes, materials and supplies
  • Instruction on silk dying and color
  • Coaching & assistance creating your silk scarf
  • Steam-setting of your silk artwork for permanence (hand-washable and dry-cleanable)
  • Shipping of your silk to you when steam-set
  • For your designed scarf, choose from approx 11 x 60 inch 100% silk in habotai, silk satin, and crepe de chine.

availability & reservations

You may call or email to verify class availability. (see phone & email at page bottom - and replace "at" with @ in my email address) To reserve your place, send a check for $120 per student to my business address which is at the page bottom (footer). Please note that this is NOT the class location (see above for class location).
Please make checks payable to visibleinvisible. Thanks!
Here left are students getting started at a Saturday class in November. Click on the photo to see some very creative silk painters having lots of fun.
And click here for more information on how to prepare for the class.