Paint Your Own Silk Scarf: Mothers’s Day Edition with Patti Pease Johnson

May 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Road
Volcano, HI 96785
$75/$70 VAC members plus a $15 supply fee
Volcano Art Center

Mother’s Day Edition-Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson

A great gift! Just in time for Mother’s Day. Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson teaches the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on Saturday,  May 13, 2023, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center.

In this workshop, you’ll paint your own 8” x 53” scarf using three colors of your choice, which will create many more colors on the silk. Pick a main color, then, choose the other two after learning about color theory. You’ll then be ready to mix your desired colors, achieved by pre-mixing the four process colors of dye (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). Students from previous classes have been amazed by what they refer to as “happy color accidents.”

Johnson will tell you, “It’s all about playing with colors. I supply all materials and guidance, you create. The fun time is your art journey for a few hours.” Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome. Open up your creativity and challenge yourself by learning this fun technique. It’s guaranteed to change the way you look at color.

In the final hour, students will use hot wax with the tjanting tool on Habotai silk to outline your more representational design and create a resist line for the dyes. Then you will paint and mix colors on the 10” x 10” silk artwork.

Cost is $75/ $70 for VAC members plus a $15 fee per person, inclusive of supplies. For more information or to register call VAC at 808-967-8222 or visit



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