Workshop: Silk Painting with Wax Resist



The Silk Painting with Wax Resist workshop will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 9am – 12pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus.

This class combines batik methods with the art of Serti silk painting, coined in France meaning ‘fence’ or closing’, introduced there in the 20th century. It is a colorful, and popular art form practiced world-wide. The Crusades brought silk from areas surrounding the Indonesian Islands to Europe and eventually the industrial revolution made silk production available internationally.

patti painting silk with waxIn the Silk Painting with Wax Resist workshop, you’ll use the wax/dye method to create a representational piece of art, such as a wall hanging. Color theory and composition will be discussed. First, you’ll use a 5×8” China silk sampler to get the feel of the wax tool and using the dyes, and to work out color or composition details for the larger 12×16” piece you will get to design.
All colors will be mixed with the four process colors. Students are asked to bring a design concept in mind from an original photo, plant material or objects for an idea. You can also prepare a 12×16” sketch before class.

Cost for the workshop is $50 and $45 for VAC Members plus a $10 supply fee per person. Includes a 3-page handout. Beginner and intermediate artists are welcome.

This workshop is FULL! Please contact VAC to be placed on a Wait List. 

For more information or to register call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222



About Pattie Pease Johnson

Big Island artist and instructor Patti Pease Johnson can help you gain the confidence and techniques of working in this medium. Patti supplies the instruction and materials along with guidance and inspiration for this process along with some handy tips for your creative journey.

Patti Pease Johnson’s artwork can be found at galleries and shops across the State and in collections around the world. The Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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