Upcoming events

    • 17 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Nov 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • York Art Association

    Silk Master Artist Workshop
    Susan Wierzba

    Instructor: Susan Wierzba

    Dates: Two Workshops - Monday, November 17 and Monday November 24, both 9 am to 12 noon.

    Cost: $50 each workshop ($90 if you take both) payable to York Art Association

    $20 per workshop for materials (payable to Sue at workshop)

    These color-rich classes will provide students with the basic knowledge of silk painting. Learn about Jacquard artist-grade dyes, types of resists, the use of texture, how to select the right brushes, and methods for stretching silk.

    This small, informal class will include hands-on instruction. Students will make two scarves each week. All Silk Scarves will be used. Methods will include:

    Week 1: Free Form– Loose, colorful and easy, and Shibori - Japanese pole wrapping

    Week 2: Soy wax resist, - A little more control, and a Compression Resist method.

    At the end of the classes the instructor will take the scarves home to steam, wash,and iron them to have ready for students to pick-up the following week.

    Class size limited to 8 students. Please sign up and pay for class in advance.

    Contact:  Diane Johnson at, 207.363.4049 or Susan Wierzba at, 207-361-4541.

    Artist Biography

    Sue Wierzba is an experienced watercolor painter. She is inspired by flowers andlandscapes. Her passion for these subjects even brought her to Giverny, France topaint in Monet's garden. Her big bold flowers are inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s loveof close-up and natural images. As a watercolor painter she found the transition to silk painting easy. Wierzba enjoys the variety of texture, and vibrant colors achieved by working in silk.

    Make a check payable to York Art Association for the appropriate fee amount ($50 for one class, $90 for both classes)

    If taking one workshop, write the name of the workshop on the check.

    Send to York Art Association, PO Box 74, York Maine 03909. Attn: Pat Dateo

    Reservation will be confirmed via email upon receipt of your check.

    YAA reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient interest.

    Full refund in case of cancellation by YAA

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