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Painting on silk

silk painting

During this course, each participant will get acquainted with the basic principles and requirements of painting on silk.


The aim is that each participant will be familiarized with the instruments, foundations and panels for painting on silk. Moreover, everyone will learn how to stretch their own silk canvas over a frame and get to know the basic principles of classic and modern painting on silk. Throughout the course we will try the alla prima (direct, wet on wet) painting technique, painting using impasto paint and transparent glaze. We will also try various different ways of applying paint and how to use different instruments to do so. We will paint on dry – painting with contours, or wet – with watercolours, and even try batik and salt effects. We will paint using a brush, a gutta, a sponge... .We will also try out the colour rubbing technique, learn how to combine colours with various fillers, familiarize ourselves with pigments and the fundamentals of mixing them...

Lessons don't require any artistic talent. Books are prepared for inexperienced painters with examples from which you can draw inspirations.

Please note the course needs to be booked at least 36 hours in advance.

Course available: daily


Lesson inquiry 

Please kindly take a few minutes to fill in the inquiry form below. We will carefully review your requirements, and get back to you with complete program and quotation within 12 hours.