Beginner's Silk Painting Workshop

Last Saturday I had a studio workshop for 4 brand new silk painters. After a demo by me, they get down to some serious playing around with the dyes and resist.

Workshop in session

Just getting the hang of it...
Students' practice projects

These are their 'practice' pieces. I provide a basic flower shape for them to draw or trace, and then the imagination takes over! It's always fascinating to see the different ideas that grow out of that simple drawing! These would look great together on a quilt, wouldn't they?
Students with their scarves

In the second part of the workshop the students work on a pre-hemmed scarf, so they have a finished project to take home. Pretty gosh darn good for first-timers, don't you think?