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. A student from last summer wrote, “Kristen is a wonderful teacher–so encouraging, gracious, and inspiring!”
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 techniques to pull us into a mindset of meditative observation of nature to inspire our creations.
Kristen writes, “Silk painting has become a wonderful way to express my love of color and design, and a fun and easy medium to teach others. Lifting up the everyday miracle of the natural world and understanding its wisdom for our lives is what I strive for.”
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 14+
Here is 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.
Participants wishing to create complex or ambitious projects should expect to spend additional time working outside of class.
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 old clothes or apron and old but comfortable shoes.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $755-$1285
- Private Room – $1285
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $970
- Library Dorm: $835
- RV Hookup: $805
- Guild Tent $790
- Own Tent: $755
Commuter Cost: $510
(Commuter Cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday through Friday lunches, and Saturday brunch.)
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Fall 2020 Sacred Arts: Forest Vision. Learn more about Fall Sacred Arts 2020.
October 18 – 24, 2020
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Oct 18, 2020 until Oct 24 2020