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Past students describe Kristen Gilje as an expert teacher who encourages students to try new things while taking the fear and judgment out of the creation process.
Silk painting is a fun and easily learned process that can be as simple or as intricate as you care to make it. This is a class for all ranges of students; from bare beginners to the most advanced. Our materials are silk dye, gutta and wax resists, and silk. We’ll study color combinations in nature surrounding us, and use some simple drawing techniques to pull us into a mindset of prayerful, meditative observation of nature to inspire our creations.
All experience levels welcome. Ages 15+ (Ages 12-14 are welcome when accompanied by an adult student.)
CLICK HERE to view a brief video of Kristen's 2015 class.
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
Morning class will begin with 30-60 minutes of instruction, demonstration and conversation, then at least two hours of studio time before lunch. You may take advantage of the open studio any time outside of class.
What can I expect to create?
You will leave with at least 5-7 finished wearable scarves or hang-able art pieces, with the option to make more.
What should I bring to class?
All necessary materials will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring sketches or photos for design inspiration.
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild's Sacred Arts Program: Wonder, Discover, Begin. Click here to learn more about the weekly rhythm as well as alternate housing options.