Color Washes

M/T

All Levels With Karla Kay Benjamin

karlakayart@gmail.com

www.karlakayart.com

In this workshop students will learn how to create color washes with dye and how to use a hair dryer to assist with this. We will go over techniques in making watermarks, lines from the dye, blending colors, review bleedout issues to other colors, go over design concepts and ideas including overlapping shapes, contrasting shapes, line direction, line size, contrasting colors (including color combinations, tints and shades) and discuss the best places to add color to the silk in a wash. Students will make two pieces each day (four total).

Karla Kay has a Bachelor of Fiber Arts and has been the Director for the City of Redmond Old Firehouse Teen Center. She has taught art for the City of Marysville Parks and Recreation. Karla Kay worked at Denney Juvenile Justice Center and helped juvenile offenders complete public art as part of their community service requirements when their offenses kept them from interacting with the general public in a pro-social manner in both individual and group settings. She coordinated and implemented the Blanche Miller Art Exhibition to facilitate juvenile offenders with artist mentors. Karla Kay currently teaches from her home studio in Washington state.

Workshop Title                                         

 Color Washes M/T - All Levels

Workshop Dates                                       

 10/04/2021- 10/05/2021

Workshop Description

In this workshop students will learn how to create color washes and how to use a hair dryer to assist with it. 

 

Materials provided  two bandanas, two 8"x54" rectangle scarves, stretching frame for 8"x 54" scarves, plastic bag to hold pins and rubber bands, paper for each student, plastic cups for water and dyes, silk dye, Karla Kay vocabulary and silk history sheets

Cost of materials provided

 

$45

What students are required to
bring to workshop                          

  • pencil and eraser
  • brushes of various sizes
  • four, one gallon plastic bags to take work home
  • disposable gloves
  • apron and clothing suitable to paint in
  • hairdryer with warm or hot setting
  • earplugs if you need them for the hairdryer

 

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