WORKSHOPS

I offer silk painting and block printing workshops for beginners to advanced artists in locations such as museums, art galleries, and private events. My experience in teaching has taken me to universities, museums, and Paris, among other notable places. Want to invite me to workshop in your museum or city? 

COMING UP 

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1-5PM

Register HERE @ KA Artist, Athens, GA

Hand painting on silk is an ancient art with a rich history from India, China, and Japan. The process of silk painting begins with stretching silk on a frame, sketching / transferring the design onto the silk, mixing dye colors, and painting. This is exactly what we will do in the class together. 

Each workshop participant will create (and take home) a painting on a 22” square hemmed silk that can be worn as a scarf or displayed as a wall hanging.

All supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is the inspiration and a readiness to create beauty!

No experience necessary; all levels welcome.

If you would like to discuss your design ideas ahead of time, I am happy to explore your ideas with you. Simply contact me (or, of course, I am excited to help you once the class starts - no pressure!)

 

PAST WORKSHOPS

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016

AM Session: 10am-2pm
PM Session: 4pm-8pm

Register HERE @ KA Artist, Athens, GA

Come to one, or come to them both! Those attending both sessions will be able to complete two different designs, and are welcome to join us for a late lunch in-between sessions.  

If you would like to discuss your design ideas ahead of time, I am happy to explore your ideas with you. Simply contact me (or, of course, I am excited to help you once the class starts - no pressure!)

 

 

Saturday September 17th, 2016 (1-5pm) @ KA Artist Shop

Join fiber artist René Shoemaker to learn the craft of painting on silk.

Hand-painting on silk is an ancient art with a rich history from India, China, and Japan. The process of silk painting begins with stretching silk on a frame, sketching or transferring the design onto the silk with a resist, mixing dye colors, and painting with the dyes. This is exactly what we will do in the class together. Silk painting is a fabulous technique that makes the silk come alive with color as you apply the dye to the silk.

Each workshop participant will create (and take home) a painting on a 22” square hemmed silk that can be worn as a scarf or displayed as a wall hanging.

All supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is the inspiration and a readiness to create beauty!

Interested, but not sure what to paint? René will share examples of historic and contemporary silk paintings during the workshop to help trigger your creativity.

No experience necessary; all levels are welcome. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

+ + +

April 30, 2016 @ The Columbus Museum

Silk Painting with René Shoemaker 

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Featuring: René Shoemaker, artist, Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley exhibit

Join René Shoemaker as we learn the craft of silk painting. This workshop will explore the process which begins with stretching silk on a frame, sketching/transferring the design onto the silk, mixing dye colors, and painting. Each participant will create a painting on a 22” square hemmed silk that can be worn as a scarf or displayed as a wall hanging. All supplies will be provided. The artist will share examples of historic and contemporary silk paintings during the workshop to help trigger your creativity. No experience is necessary.

1251 Wynnton Rd, Columbus, GA 31906

COST: $35 member/ $45 future member

CONTACT: Abbie Edens: (706) 748-2562 ext 650

A silk workshop at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Read more about it HERE.

A silk workshop at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Read more about it HERE.