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Journey on Silk

The Art of Painting on Silk
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 7h 52m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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This course will ensure that you acquire the necessary skills in drawing and design to become a proficient silk artist.  Learning to draw using pencils and pen will give you the confidence to handle the difficult medium of gutta, which is used in your painting on silk.  Your drawing skills will then allow you to develop a design which will suit the colourful dyes used in silk painting.

You will learn

✓ At the end of this course, students will understand the elements of design, emphasising line, tone and colour.
✓ Students will feel confident in producing a design suitable for painting on silk.
✓ Students will learn how to draw, emphasising line and tone.
✓ Students will learn how to use colour together with line and tone.
✓ Students will learn the skill for using gutta on silk to provide line and control of colour.
✓ Students will learn how to prepare and maintain silk through the steaming, washing and ironing process.


• Students do not have to have any special skills to do this course, but must have an open mind to learn new skills.
• There is a considerable amount of equipment that students will have to purchase and this will be covered in detail in later lecture.

This course is for

• This course is suitable for people willing to experience new concepts and ideas, and putting them into practise when painting on silk.
• People who want to take the easy way out and simply produce paintings that are ‘coloured in shapes’ will not find this course suitable.
World Renowned Silk Artist
Barbara is a fully qualified art teacher with over 20 years experience teaching secondary students and she also taught at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) for 13 years.  Barbara ran a successful silk painting business for many years with much of her work going overseas.  She has also won many awards for her silk painting, including 7 of the Australian Gift of the Year Awards and the inaugural National Stroke Foundation Creative Award. Barbara then decided to “set up shop” on the internet and even after suffering a stroke and removal of a brain tumour, she still sells her unique silk creations from her website.  Barbara mentors individuals and teaches them how to get the best out of their efforts when painting on silk.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 7h 52m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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