Feeling the heat yet? Tropicals in fashion are hot right now. Join us and paint your own silk scarf inspired by the Tropicals of South Florida. The class will start with an introduction to silk painting history and facts. After picking a design, the students will measure and draw the patterns onto the silk scarf, which will then be stretched onto frames. Students will learn how to layout, draw, and use silk painting techniques, do’s and don’ts and finally adapt them to successfully execute a completed silk scarf.
You will need to purchase a few materials to do this workshop, they are listed on the right side. Once you register, you will receive a list with links where you can order them.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jayda Knight is a Miami Beach based artist known as the Flying Knight. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts & Architecture. She went on to work in New York City doing set-design briefly for Saturday Night Live and then independently. She illustrates, paints, draws and works with silkscreen. Her work is often described as whimsical, bold and colorful.
Jayda’s public art can be found on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, as well as in residences, hospitality & commercial businesses.
You will need the following materials for this workshop:
- 2 silk scarfs size 11″ x 60″
- Silk paintbrushes – (1) brush size No. 8 and (1) No.4
- One 18” Wood embroidery hoop
- Setasilk silk paints (blue, black, red & yellow)
optional colors (green, orange, violet, fuchsia or any other color you would like to use)
- HB pencil
- Plain drawing paper
- Paper towels
- Palette / Plate
- Black Fabric Pen (optional)
Save 3 different tropical images/photos you find inspiring and have a few samples of your work ready, so the instructor can understand your style.