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Discover the creativity within yourself and learn about the surprising possibilities of experimental silk-painting. During the workshop you will learn the effects of working with various transparent layers, causing them to flow, but also to stop the paint. You will get to know how to work with brushes, templates, stamps and other tools. Most of all, you will learn to intuitively fill the white surface with colours and shapes. Each participant will have a large frame to stretch the silk on. The workshops are provided by Ellen Bakker.
Experimental silk-painting is mostly enjoyable and surprising. Participation in the workshops requires no experience at all.
Choice of 1-day, 2-day or 3-day workshops
The workshops provide a great deal of freedom to experiment as much as possible. In 1, 2 or 3 days you can get to work painting samples on silk fabrics. You may also work towards an end product, such as a beautiful, smooth silk scarf or fabrics for clothing. During the 3-day workshop in Hengelo you will be able to felt the painted silk on wool.
Most workshops are held in Utrecht or Hengelo. Hengelo is in the Dutch province of Gelderland, between the towns of Doetinchem and Vorden. There are plenty of options for an overnight stay. This is possible from € 25.00 per night including breakfast, at walking distance from the workshop location. A workshop day starts at 09.30 hours and ends at 16.30 hours. There also also workshops at other locations - see the workshop list below.
Are you interested in having a workshop together with a group of colleagues, family or friends, or do you have a nice venue where you would like to organise a workshop? Do you have a preference for a certain date or for different times? Do you have any other special wishes? Feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities.
Workshop schedule 2019
17-19 march 1-, 2-, of 3-day workshop silk painting and felting in Hengelo (GLD), the Netherlands
11-12-13 april 1, 2- or 3-day workshop silk painting and felting in Nes aan de Amstel, the Netherlands (Fiberfusing)
22-24 may 1-, 2-, of 3-day workshop silk painting in Utrecht, the Netherlands
19-23 august 5-day workshop silk painting and felting in Oberot Germany (Wollknoll)
Workshop silk painting
Workshop silk painting and felting