BEYOND THE BASICS: WATERCOLOR PAINTING ON SILK
Create a beautiful piece of watercolor art to beautify your home! During this two-day workshop, you will learn how to work with different silks, how to treat silk to paint on it, how to create patterns and textures on silk, and ideas for finishing your creation. You will work with salt, alcohol, and dye thickener as well as watercolor paint. No art experience needed!
REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
Dates/Times: Saturday, October 19 from 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday, October 20, from 1-5 PM
Location: Call Street Entrance (417 E. Call St)
Instructor: Joyce Estes
Fee: $180 LeMoyne members/ $195 non-members
Supplies: $30 supply fee (pay to teacher at class)
Capacity: 10 students
Level: All levels
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Joyce has been painting for 50 years or more. Her media is oil, acrylic, watercolor and silk with dyes. She was introduced to silk painting when it came to the US about 30 years ago and has a passion for painting the French dyes on silk. She designs silk fabric for home use as well as clothing. Many of her works are fine art and are shown in galleries over the US. She is past president of the Silk Painters International and was co-chair of the biannual festival in October 2016. She is very involved with the International Silk Organizations. She will be a guest artist and participate in the International Art Show in Doha, Qatar.
She has opened “Joyce Estes Gallery” in the High Cotton Building on Water St. in Apalachicola Fl. She has also ventured out with her silk designs that are made in to wearable and decorative art. Joyce has designed the prayer garden and liturgical art for United Methodist Florida Annual Conference for 20 years or more. In 2012 and 2016 she was the Artistic Designer for the Prayer Garden for General (international) Conference. She designs liturgical Banners and ministry stoles in silk for all occasions.
Joyce is a seascape and landscape painter in oils and water colors. She loves nature and works with organizations that are protecting our environment for future generations.