Chinese Silk Painting – March 3




Chinese Silk Painting

Join VMFA textile art instructor Mary Swezey for a Chinese Silk Painting workshop. Mary Swezey has a BFA in art history from VCU and an MFA in fibers from Arizona State University. She has also studied textile techniques at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She has taught at VCU and Longwood College. Mary will help students learn the Chinese inspired techniques of painting on silk scarfs. After painting the background on their silk scarf, participants will examine images found in traditional Chinese art (including bamboo, fish, birds, and Chinese characters) which they will draw on the silk using a liquid resist. Once the resist has dried, students will apply brilliant fabric paint to complete their design. Participants can expect to finish one long scarf.

March 3, 2023

10AM – 3PM

Mary Swezey

West Point United Methodist Church, Basement at 1020 Main Street