Silk Dye Painting

with Hellenne Vermillion

Silk dye painting by Hellenne Vermillion. Left: Hydrangea; Right: Fool

Description: If you've always wondered about silk painting, this is your opportunity to try it out! We'll start with an overview of silk dyes and a quick demonstration. Then, you'll use a resist to draw or trace a design onto an 18" square piece of silk before adding glorious color by painting with acid dyes. We'll be using a liquid fixative to make the dyes permanent, but you'll also receive instructions on how to steam set, the typical but more time-intensive process for fixing acid dyes on silk. You'll also see samples of many different silk painting techniques and enjoy a brief history of silk dyeing.

Hellenne Vermillion: Originally a ceramics major, Hellenne fell in love with silk painting over ten years ago and has been teaching and creating various silk works for shows and art sales ever since. Her work has been featured twice on the cover of Silkworm magazine published by Silk Painters International and has been in many silk art shows. Currently, she teaches art classes (including silk dye painting!) at the Dorothy Benson Senior Multicomplex Center in Sandy Springs.

# of Participants: 5 - 10

Experience Level: Beginner - no experience necessary.

Required Supplies: Please wear painting clothes. Bring an apron and gloves if you'd like. You may bring your own watercolor brushes (Simply Simmons Rounds #4-8 are recommended.)

Supply Fee: $20 for silk, resist, and dyes, payable to instructor at beginning of class.

Registration and Payment:

Questions? Please email or call 678-235-4328.

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February 09, 2019 -
February 09, 2019
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

3420 W. Hospital Ave., Suite 103
Chamblee, GA 30341