Silk Painting with 5th Graders at International School of Stavanger, Norway.
03/01/12Ms. Zsuzsi Kallenberg, Art teacher at the International School of Stavanger, invited me to introduce Silk Painting to the 5th grade students.
On 3rd January 2012
After a short introduction and a video about silk ( silkworm, China first producer, sericulture diffusion to East and Europe, Silk Road, different techniques to add colour on silk) I showed some silk painting techniques.
The students chose a wire framed silk (square, exagon or circle) and were incouraged to try the different techniques:
-paint on dry silk, obtaining an intense colour with a dark edge.
-paint on wet silk, obtaining a less intense colour with a soft edge.
-varying intensity using water.
-blending colours with a gradual passage from blue to yellow (green), from blue to red (purple) and from yellow to red (orange).
-salt effects on silk, when the paint is still wet.