Programs & Workshop Information

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Workshop locations will vary during the coming months.
Our June workshop will be at the 
Mouzon United Methodist Church, 3100 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209


Friday, June 9 – Saturday, June 10 Workshop: 

 Laura Smith ‘Salt Marsh’

 Mouzon United Methodist Church, 3100 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209 

9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.
Develop color confidence with paint and stitches as you capture the peaceful atmosphere of the salt marsh, looking out to sea. The design is painted on silk using the Serti technique. Resist protects the white areas and then is washed away after painting is complete. Textural contrast develops between the smooth painted sky and water and the rough stitched grasses. Subtle color concepts include perspective, value contrast, temperature contrast, and the use of color passages to unify the design. The kit includes silk for the 5”x7” (12 x 17 cm) design and for practice painting; resist applicator with tip; silk paint; Chinese sumi brush; hand stitching threads, and appropriate needles. Water soluble resist, sewing machines, and machine sewing threads will be shared. Students may choose to use the sewing machines to create a background or use only hand stitching. The design fits into a standard 5” x 7” frame and framing options will be shared. Kit cost $52.