A Foundation in Silk Painting

May 17-19, 2019

Silk painting is a uniquely beautiful practice that has been used in the creation of wearable art for centuries. Off of the body, silk’s singular interaction with light, color, and flow has unrecognized potential as draped or mounted art. Though this class offers instruction in basic technique, students are encouraged to examine all possible forms of silk art– from practical scarves to large scale immersive fabric installations.

Instruction will provide a foundation in the care, preparation, and execution of works on silk. The incorporation of lessons in dye specific color theory and individual design workshops will guide students through the conception and completion of their own scarf or painting. The skills taught here are shared in the hope of fostering new expressions in the medium and the development of an energetic, personal, and lasting practice for the student.


Silk Painting350.00 USD
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*One full-tuition scholarship is available for this class. If you are interested in a scholarship or work-study position, please see our scholarship & work-study page and email this class’s facilitator here .

For Sarah Louise Moyer (BFA: The University of the Arts), silk painting is a family tradition. Sarah spent her very first years and subsequent summers in the studio of her grandmother, Susan Louise Moyer. Susan is an internationally renown silk painter and author of ‘Silk Painting for Fashion and Fine Art’. Through taking up the teaching practices of her grandmother, Sarah hopes to bring experimentation to the craft while cultivating a love for the traditions of silk painting.

Recent exhibition; Buster Levi Gallery, Cold Spring, New York