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Gualala Arts Workshop
DyeColor® Painting on Silk
Instructor: Susan Louise Moyer

Monday - Friday
April 13-17, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DyeColor® Painting on Silk Register by: March 31
Tuition: $500 members; $550 non-members
Materials Fee: $65
Supplies: DyeColor® Painting on Silk supply list

Watercolor enthusiasts as well as silk painters will find this workshop to be a departure from tradition and an inspiration for new directions.

DyeColor® Painting on Silk The technique called DyeColor® painting on silk involves preparing the surface of the silk so that liquid dyes can be applied to the silk without the use of a linear resist. DyeColor® painting techniques are similar to the way watercolor is painted on paper. As a surface to work on, silk enables the artist to achieve luminous rich color and new creative options. For example, gutta and wax resist techniques, flowing dye, and discharge techniques can be combined with DyeColor® painting on the same work of art.

Various painting techniques related to DyeColor® painting will be taught including: washes, shading, blending, stenciling and wax resist. Color theory and combining traditional silk painting techniques with DyeColor® painting will also be explored.

Susan Louise Moyer is a silk painter, author and educator who for the past 20 years has been presenting workshops and organizing retreats, throughout the United States, demonstrating painting on silk techniques and teaching art and design through her medium. Her books, Silk Painting, the Artist's Guide to Gutta and Wax Resist Techniques and the revised edition of Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art, have been well received both nationally and internationally. She also has exhibited her art in galleries across the United States and in Europe and has recently been working on commissions and designing for Rebecca Taylor in New York.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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