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TEACHER: René Shoemaker

Silk Painting with René Shoemaker

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Sat. & Sun. October 24th and 25th, 2020
(12:00pm-3:00pm Both Days)

Join fiber artist René Shoemaker to learn the craft of painting on silk. Everyone is welcome - beginners and experienced painters alike!

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

We can explore creative ways to decorate silk, including:

- direct dye application
- watercolor technique
- resist lines that allow areas of the silk to be dyed with different colors
- “no flow” which keeps the dye from spreading as it is applied to the silk
- salt burst technique
- pen drawing
- color resist
- gold and silver resist + details

Each workshop participants 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.

No experience necessary. All levels welcome, and all supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is the inspiration and a readiness to create beauty!

We love students who return to learn more technique. Repeat customers can receive a $20.00 off discount. Email us at hello@kaartist.com to receive your coupon code.

Have fun, and give back! We will be donating 10% of your class fee to the Athens Food Bank.

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.

About the Instructor:

René Shoemaker is an award-winning fiber artist born in New York City who divides her time between Athens, GA and Limousin, France. She has exhibited her artwork in Georgia for 20 years and continues to exhibit in New York, Mississippi, and Chicago, as well as London, Paris, and Aubusson, France. In 2019 René had a solo show at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, MS, and her work is in the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA. Currently, one of her hand-painted silk dresses is included in an installation at the Pompidou Center in Paris. You can learn more about René at reneshoemaker.com. 

Option One: Curbside Pickup

This option is always free!

Place your order and choose In-Store Pickup at checkout. You'll get to choose a date and time to meet us at the shop.

Give us a call or text when you arrive in the loading zone. Stay in your car, and we'll run your bag downstairs to you.

★  In-store aka Curbside Pickup is available daily from 12-2pm.

We also offer daily customer service by phone during this time (12-2pm), so if you have any issues with your order, don't hesitate to give us a call or text!

706-850-1224

127 N Jackson St. Athens GA 30601

Option Two: Local Delivery

Choose your delivery date and location, and let us come to you!

✔︎  Orders $50+ are delivered within a 5-mile radius of the shop for free.

✔︎  Smaller orders are delivered within a 5-mile radius for just $5.

✔︎  Local Delivery is available daily from 2-4pm. Place your order by 2pm for same-day delivery!

✔︎  Once you place your order, we'll text you to ask if you have any specific delivery instructions and where you'd like us to leave your bag (front porch, mailbox, etc.).

For locations outside this 5-mile zone, see our Extended Local Delivery option...

Option Three: Extended Local Delivery

✔︎  If you live outside of this 5-mile radius, have no fear! We can deliver orders $50+ within a 20-mile radius for $1.50/mile.

✔︎  Your distance and cost will be calculated at checkout once you supply your delivery address.

✔︎  Extended Local Delivery is available daily from 2-4pm. Place your order by 2pm for same-day delivery!

✔︎  Once you place your order, we'll text you to ask if you have any specific delivery instructions and where you'd like us to leave your bag (front porch, mailbox, etc.).

For locations outside this 20-mile zone, see our Domestic Shipping options...

Option Four: Domestic Shipping

We offer free and flat-rate shipping to the continental USA.

  Orders less than $50 ship for $12

  Orders between $50 and $99.99 ship for $8

  Orders $100+ ship for free!

Your package will be placed in the mail 1-2 days after your order is received.

You'll receive an email with a tracking number once we process your order.

Shipping times vary by location. Please contact the shipping carrier indicated in your order tracking email for questions regarding transit. 

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