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Silk Painting Workshop

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 23

10 am to 4 pm

Class Size:  15

Age: 18+

Price: Free, materials fee of $20 to be paid to the arts center

Textile artist Mary Swezey will help you discover the French technique of serti, drawing with a liquid resist to create designs and patterns on silk scarves. Once the resist has dried and set with an iron, fabric paints are applied to complete the design. Students can expect to finish a long scarf. The workshop will also include a brief overview of the history of silk painting. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is funded, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund. There will be a short break for lunch – students bring a bag lunch.


March 23
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Hampton Arts


The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center
4205 Victoria Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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