Silk Painting with Jill Kennedy – Streaming / Downloadable
In this foundation workshop + bonus lessons (eBOOK) from leading author and instructor Jill Kennedy we explore the most in demand techniques as well as some wonderful methods you are surely to enjoy in your work.
Learn to Silk Paint with Jill Kennedy
Note: This is the Expanded Version of the DVD, “Silk Painting with Jill Kennedy”, which includes the full Workshop eBOOK with suggest projects and more tips and tricks at time of purchase.
Follow along as Jill Kennedy provides a comprehensive overview of silk painting materials, methods and techniques in this popular workshop from Galli Creative. Jill begins with the basics in this step-by-step workshop discussing all the tools and materials you need to set up. Whereas silk paints can be a little limited in what you can do with them, Jill explains how silk dyes offer even the beginner the opportunity to create one of a kind works of art that are sure to please. From there Jill explores a variety of techniques of working with silks, dyes, and other products which add and subtract color on the fabric.
Extensive coverage of both stove-top and commercial steaming equipment demonstrations. For more than 10 years, one of the finest courses on Silk Painting taught by a leading author of books on Silk Painting! Includes loads of notes, tips and suggested projects in the course eBook!
Here's what's included in Jill Kennedy's Silk Painting Workshop:
Choosing Frames, Silks & Paints
Water and Alcohol Techniques
Salt and Sugar on Silk
Magic of Gutta on Silk
In Part One of Jill’s Silk Painting Workshop, Jill explains the variety of tools and materials you will need to enjoy silk painting. Follow along with our comprehensive eBook (PDF) which includes illustrations and product links of where to buy silk painting materials. Next Jill explores the difference between silk paints and silk dyes (iron fix versus steam fix silk paints). For best results and to get the most from this workshop, we recommend steam fix silk dyes and we offer some great suggestions on products and where to buy them. Jill dives into the workshop with her favorite natural hair brush and explores silk painting with water, alcohol, salt and sugar. Next it’s on to everyone’s favorite — working with gutta resist on silk to create where you can apply a variety of colors. Jill is a master of gutta demonstration on silk and she provides a lot of gutta silk painting techniques including blending colors, work with water for flow and using colored gutta for design and effect.
Batik Wax for Silk Painting
Discharge Dye on Silk
Anti-Spread and Thickener
Steam Fixing your Silks
Once we have learned the basic techniques it’s time to move on to Part Two of our Silk Painting workshop, where Jill explores more of her favorite silk painting techniques in a variety of demonstrations. Jill is an advanced batik artist and her work in batik wax resist on silk is a wonderful addition to this workshop. Looking for something more? Jill moves on to taking color out (discharge) of the silk, using anti-spread on the silk to create a painterly canvas, and thickened silk dyes with stamps, brushes and other effects. Once we have created a body of work with all of the demonstrations, Jill concludes the workshop with steam fixing your silks — both on the stove and using commercially available appliances.
Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand your understanding of Silk Painting, Silk Painting with Jill Kennedy is a ‘must-have’ workshop. Available for immediate download, online viewing and on DVD.
Bonus Class Materials: Course Notes + 175 pp eBook
Jill Kennedy’s fabulous workshop includes Course notes with a section list of materials as well as her expanded 175 page eBook which includes information on materials, methods and suggested projects. Follow along as you watch the videos.
Jill Kennedy, Silk Painting Artist • About the Instructor
Jill Kennedy has over 25 years experience as a textile artist. She is the author of five silk and fabric painting books and has also produced Kits for beginners in Silk Painting and Batik. Jill has written many articles for Art and Craft journals and runs workshops, day courses and an online course and has made a DVD showing her Silk Painting techniques for Galli Creative.
Jill lives in Marlow, England, where she continues to create silk painted wearables and textiles and enjoys being a granny.
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