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Gualala Arts Workshop
Silk Painting, Beginning and Beyond
Instructor: Joy Lily

Saturday - Sunday
September 21 - 22
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Silk Painting
Register by:   September 13, 2013
Tuition:   $175 members; $185 non-members
Materials fee:   $25

Silk painting is a happy hybrid of watercolor and batik.

Learn all you need to paint silk in this two-day class: how to mix dyes, apply / remove resists, paint a variety of effects, steam-set your work for colorfastness, plus ideas for framing. Create a gorgeous original silk scarf or wall art piece each day.

If you're a beginner, this sensual and goof-proof medium will bring out your inner artist. For experienced artists, silk painting is a satisfying new medium for expressing yourself spontaneously. All materials are provided.

About the instructor

Silk Painting My work has been exhibited and published internationally. For 11 years I worked with older adults in textile media as an artist-in-residence, through the California Arts Council. I currently teach silk painting and other fiber arts through adult education and art centers.

I believe that we are all born artists. A lot of people had their natural creativity stifled at an early age. Through teaching I encourage adults to experience the joy of fashioning original and meaningful products with their hands. My teaching style is collaborative and playful. I offer projects and techniques that are goof-proof to assist students in creating work they will love, on the very first try.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

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

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.