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Silk Painting with René Shoemaker - All Levels Welcome

Sun. Jan. 14th (1-6pm)

Join fiber artist René Shoemaker to learn the craft of painting on silk.

Hand painting on silk is an ancient art with a rich history from India, China, and Japan. The process of silk painting begins with stretching silk on a frame, sketching / transferring the design onto the silk, mixing dye colors, and painting. This is exactly what we will do in the class together. Silk painting is a fabulous technique that makes the silk come alive with color as you apply the dye to the silk.

Each workshop participant will create (and take home) a painting on a 22” square hemmed silk that can be worn as a scarf or displayed as a wall hanging.

All supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is the inspiration and a readiness to create beauty!

Interested, but not sure what to paint? René will share examples of historic and contemporary silk paintings during the workshop to help trigger your creativity.

No experience necessary; yet all levels welcome.

About the Instructor:

René is an award-winning fiber artist born in NYC who now lives in a handmade house in the woods of North Georgia. She loves France, she loves travel, and she loves coffee, especially a strong double espresso. She has exhibited her artwork describing a "sense of place" in many cities in the U.S.; in Paris and London, and currently at the Columbus (GA) Museum through July 2016. Check out her body of work, ranging from the very intimate (under 12” square), to very large installation collections (4ft x 15ft) at