Moody Lighting: Creating a Silk Shade for an IKEA Lamp

with Kathy Goodson

Wednesday Mini Class

In this workshop, students will learn how to use a painted and steamed piece of silk to cover an Ikea lamp.

Kathy says;

I am a silk painter, having come to this after many years pursuing other forms of creative expression. 

In 1990 I began a journey of self-exploration. One of the books that guided me was The Artist Way, which promotes fun artistic explorations called artist dates. One of my artist dates involved buying a child’s silk scarf painting kit. The first time I painted with the dye, I laughed feeling totally free. I had never felt like that with any other creative outlet and knew I had been given a gift.

That was over 20 years ago. Each day is a new adventure for me with my art. I believe strongly in giving back, that in order to keep it, the joy of painting, I must share it. I start with no preconceived ideas of what works and bring to this art an enormous willingness and a beginner’s mind. I believe in interacting with the painting process and love to let the dye and silk first create and then lead me in that process.

Workshop Title                                         

 Moody Lighting: Creating a Silk Shade for an IKEA Lamp

Workshop Dates                                       

 Wednesday, 09/21/22

Workshop Description

Learn how to cover a silk shade for an Ikea lamp


Materials provided  Ikea lamp kit and instructions

Cost of materials provided



What students are required to
bring to workshop                          

  • 26" wide x 20" tall piece of painted and steamed silk
  • scissors
  • glue
  • 1/4" doublesided tape
  • chop stick
  • screw driver
  • 2 night light bulbs
  • stretcher to stretch painted silk