Serti is a gum resist line that controls the color on the fabric and forms a barrier for the dyes. This media is easy to grasp and a lot of fun for both experienced and inexperienced artists. The dyes flow beautifully onto the silk, colors merge, and wonderful designs are created as if by magic.
After a demonstration, and with lots of encouraging help from your guide, you'll practice on small pieces of silk - each student working at their own pace. The next stage is preparing a design and applying it onto the stretched silk. Progress is gained in little time - with marvellous and immediate results. The dyes are vibrant (so appropriate to work in Guatemala) and you'll learn and experiment with a variety of methods to obtain unusual special effects. Painting on silk is very rewarding. Participants can expect to complete two or three designs/paintings during this workshop.
Hilary is a trained theatre and costume designer. She works at GMTV Breakfast TV in London as a costume consultant. Her first love, however, is textiles. She paints on silk and exhibits her work extensively in galleries and at craft and art fairs throughout the UK. Her work has been produced as greeting cards, gift wrap and posters and is found in many private collections. Hilary enjoys travel and paints from these experiences. Her favorite destinations are Guatemala and Indonesia. Come join us and see why!!! If you'd like to see more of her work, you'll find it at: www.silkpainters-guild.co.uk/hilarysimon
Classes are held mornings and many afternoon cultural excursions available afternoons.
ANTIGUA is any artist’s dream location. Colorful bougainvillea spill over tumbling rocks of centuries-old ruins. It's a delightful, small town with an international ambiance and features spectacular visuals, great shopping, wonderful little outdoor cafés but, most importantly, warm-hearted, welcoming people. We'll also explore the western highlands - LAKE ATITLAN - breathtakingly gorgeous, particularly during that 'magic hour' when its three volcanoes rise out of the early morning mists.
Price includes tuition, lodging in a lovely colonial style B&B, a hearty breakfast each morning, all ground transportation (including airport PU and travel to Lake Atitlan) and some pretty interesting field trips.
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M08295 was started by Liza Fourre in 1995, after she fell in love with the country while living in Antigua and adopting her first child, Jessenia. Being a photographer, she looked around and realized what a wonderful backdrop Guatemala provided for those who love to create and learn about art, indigenous cultures and...
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