Silk Painting from A to Z with Mary Hertert at Color Creek-Fiber Art

Western Colorado Center for the Arts - The Art Center

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
The Art Center 1803 N. 7th Street Grand JunctionCO  81501
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
The Art Center 1803 N. 7th Street Grand JunctionCO  81501

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What's Included

This two-day workshop will provide you with all that you need to learn the skill of silk painting, explore a wide variety of techniques and practice in a guided environment. Excellent for the beginning silk painter or the more advanced, the class is a step-by-step process with plenty of practice and an opportunity to go as deeply as you want into the medium. All of your materials are provided along with resources to create your own home painting process area should you want to. As part of the workshop you will be provided: • Fabric to practice on • Finished scarves ready to wear or give as gifts • A wide variety of techniques that can be used at home traditional serti silk: painting using gutta resist, silk painting using hot wax (batik process) as a resist, silk painting using dye thickener as a resist • A list of resources in case you want to set up a home painting area • Stretcher frame instructions in case you want to build your own frames

About This Organizer

The Art Center is a community arts organization dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and related arts through studio art instruction, educational programs for children and adults, exhibitions and the acquisition, care and display of a permanent art collection.


Inspiring educational classes and a commitment to providing access to art for all people have been at the heart of The Art Center's mission since for over 60 years. "Participatory," "experiential," and "artist-driven" are words that describe the variety of programming from traditional to contemporary offered year round. Everyone can take the creative plunge through educational activities that are free and open to the public or provided at low tuition rates thanks to generous donors and sponsors. You can even apply for one of our need-based scholarship. Everyone should be a part of this vibrant creative community, and now there is no reason not to pick up a brush, a dirty piece of charcoal or even throw a bowl on the potter's wheel. Welcome to The Art Center, where creativity is life altering.

There is a class request list if you do not find what you, your child or teen are looking for. The Art Center holds five class sessions every year in painting, drawing, bookmaking, photography, glass and much more. Our programs seek to inspire individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity.


Organizer Info

  • Western Colorado Center for the Arts

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The Art Center 1803 N. 7th Street Grand JunctionCO  81501
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