Painting Outside the Lines Sistek Sizing Technique

M/T

All Levels - With Laura Fox-Wallis

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Laura Fox-Wallis will teach you to paint outside the lines, freeing yourself of resist lines on silk! Together, we will create a special project designed specifically for this class using my interpretation of the famous Karen Sistek’s Sizing Technique. This technique gives you freedom to build color and value creating realistic, dimensional form on your silk. Laura will guide you through Karen’s entire process, from spraying on the Magic Sizing, application techniques to move the dyes, along with inventive ways to apply realistic textures to add drama to your subject! We will discuss steaming, rinsing, and mounting your final silk on canvas.

Laura Fox-Walis is an award winning silk artist and art educator living in Fort Mill, South Carolina, born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has spent the past 15 years teaching art to students of all ages, currently working at a high school in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a silk artist, Laura has found a strong connection with fluid media and brilliant colors. She layers color to create form and texture, counting missteps as design elements that are sometimes more beautiful and interesting than the original concept. Often fueled by nature, the breadth of colors, textures, and organic shapes and forms, her works are the mixture of abstraction and reality which reflect her particular experiences in life.

 

 

Workshop Title                                         

 Painting Outside the Lines Sistek Sizing Technique M/T - All Levels

Workshop Dates                                       

 10/04/2021-10/05/2021

Workshop Description

Laura Fox-Wallis will teach you to paint outside the lines, freeing yourself of resist lines on silk! Together, we will create a special project designed specifically for this class using Laura's interpretation of the famous Karen Sistek’s Sizing Technique.

 

Materials provided  PVC pipe stretchers, 16"x20" 16mm habotai silk, masking tape, silk pins, set of Sistek brushes, palette, Jacquard Red Label silk dyes, paper towels, assorted mix applicators, Magic Sizing, water soluble sketch pencil, blow dryer, four types of prepared solutions, containers for mixed dyes, printed instructions, ultra thin Sharpies, pipettes

Cost of materials provided

 

$70

What students are required to
bring to workshop                          

  • blow dryer
  • disposable gloves
  • two 1 gallon ziplock bags (1 for your artwork and 1 for supplies
  • a love of learning all things silk!

 

 

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