Painting on silk: Day School

Ref: C2339029

This workshop will introduce you to the beautiful art of painting on silk. Learn techniques such as serti, salt, wet-in-wet and more to produce your own unique pieces. It is fun, fabulous, easy and no previous experience in painting is required. The results produced can be made into small items, a picture to frame or why not make a scarf?

Course aim

To teach basic techniques of silk painting and produce bright, colourful silk pieces to take away. These can be used to make a small item, picture or cushion cover

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • paint on silk to create a decorative piece
  • Transfer designs onto silk
  • Use some shibori techniques
  • produce a small folio of samples

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A small charge will apply if you want to make a scarf

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Painting on silk: Day School Course Outline

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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