May 16-20, 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.
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.