Dye on Silk Painting Workshop August 10-12, 2020
WHEN: August 10 – 12, 2020; Arrive Monday, August 10th, Optional meet and greet 5-7 p.m. at the Gallery with wine and cheese.
Class all day Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nancy Cawdrey Gallery, 204 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT
WHY: To learn the basics of silk painting, and share various techniques with participants
COST: $386 (inc. 3% Whitefish Resort Tax), $200 of which is a non-refundable but transferable deposit. If a client needs to cancel, they can do so up until July 6th to receive a $186 refund. We will credit the client’s account with a $200 deposit toward a future workshop.
CANCELLATION: If we do not reach a minimum of 10 students for the class, we will cancel the class and refund full payments.
WHO: All levels–this class is for all experience levels, with personalized instruction. Minimum age 16 (with approval). Maximum class size of 15 for hands-on assistance and instruction.
INSTRUCTORS: Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey and Morgan Cawdrey. (See details below)
Course description: This will be a fun exploratory class using various ancient and modern applications in silk painting, including gold and clear gutta resist, “no flow” technique, wet-on-wet, dry brush, washes, detailing, and so forth. Nancy and Morgan will do short demonstrations to show the various techniques and sequences of silk painting, step by step. As in all water media, light to dark application of dye is important. We will learn the rules and then encourage participants to “break” the rules to achieve their own unique style. There will be opportunities to learn from each other.
Materials will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own supplies, including silk, dyes, gutta, stretcher bars, and other mixed media they would like to try (India/Chinese inks, acrylic inks, etc). Participants are encouraged to bring some simple drawings/ideas to paint (butterflies, animals, sky photos, flowers). The format size will be 8″ x 10″ and 6″ x 6″—please size your drawings before arrival. Nancy has various resource materials available on-site, and some small frames to check out the presentation of small silk paintings.
Please complete payment information including phone number, mailing address, and when we receive payment we will confirm your spot by email. Act soon, as the class is filling up quickly. Thanks for your interest!
Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey