Six Foot Silks originated in 1984 in Calgary, Alberta. Norene Procter, a professional silk painter for 33 years has a great passion for painting on silk.
The soft flowing texture of pure silk and colourful dyes bleeding into this natural fabric creates intriguing pieces of art to wear or hang.
Norene will discuss her beginnings as a self-taught artist to her present stage in art where her work has sold globally.
She'll ask participants to bring drawings they wish to transfer onto their silk, and she'll cover what types of drawings work best with silk painting and why.
To guide and develop your original silk painting, Norene will give you focused individual attention as well as demonstrations on silk painting techniques. You will leave the course with a hand-painted silk creation of your own.You'll learn:
- Where to purchase art materials and supplies
- Silk painting techniques
- Proper care of brushes, dyes and tools
- Layout and design
- Shadow, light, and perspective
- Your drawings
- Art books and photographs