Carrie Miller, “(Pass) Through” (detail)


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Silk Painting with Alternative Resists with Debra Dolsberry

For this workshop, students should have basic experience on how transparent dye behaves and mixes on the silk. Demonstrations will focus on using dye, sodium alginate, cellulose, water and salt to create imagery and border design. Cellulose will be used both to treat the silk and as a dye thickener. They will be instructed on how to work with dye and thickening agents such as sodium alginate and water-soluble resists. Specifically, students will learn techniques that allow them to layer and dye-paint a motif on top of a wet, dry or treated ground. Students will be exploring border design, layering and texture, and combining different resist techniques as they paint one to two art pieces each day. Students can use dye set concentrate or steam to set the dye. This class is for students who already paint on silk.


May 4
May 6
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Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA United States