Introduction to Silk Painting with Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey and Morgan D. Cawdrey

Explore the exciting, vibrant world of silk painting in this Beginner level class. Artist Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey walks you through the entire process in this three-part class. In Part 1, Introduction to Materials, Nancy will take you on a tour of her studio and explain the materials you need. In Part 2, a video, Nancy will paint a pear on silk, and in Part 3, Nancy breaks down the pear-painting process again, this time in step-by-step slides.
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Class Materials List

• Silk - Crepe de Chine 12mm, 1 yard (#CDC1245)
• Silk thumb tacks - for securing silk to stretcher bars (#STT)
• Jacquard Silk Colors (Green Label) - yellow (#703), magenta (#715), cyan (#725). Other helpful colors to have for the future: apricot (#706) digital (#717) and veridian green (#736).
• Gutta resist - Jacquard American Solvent-based Gutta resist, clear (#AG4)
• Gutta resist solvent - Jacquard Gutta solvent 4 oz (#GS4)
• Gutta bottle - Professional metal tip Gutta applicator, size 8, x2 (#PGA)
• Silk Salt - Jacquard 10 oz. jar (#JSS10)
• Pipettes - for moving and mixing dye, water and solvent (#PIP10)
• Derwent water-soluble sketching pencil - for transferring image to silk
• Brushes - Artisan Series 11 Synthetic Sable Watercolor Brushes, Rounds, sizes 2, 4, 6 and 10. Any good water media brushes will work, however.
• Stretcher bars - 12" (x4) and 14" (x4) Richeson lightweight stretcher bars
• Natural rubber pickup - for removing resist after painting
• Dye mixing plates, palettes - 3-4 white china plates and/or palettes from thrift store or art supply store
• Water bucket - Large 30-60 oz. yogurt containers work well
• Acid-free foam core - for mounting finished pieces prior to framing. Available in art supply stores.
• Resources: Dharma Trading and Artisan Santa Fe (800-331-6375, ask for Jeff)

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Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey

Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey

Nancy is now included in many museum shows and galleries. She has received some very nice awards, but the reward she loves best is having people respond to her work, which many claim brings them joy.

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