Silk Painting with Patty Aker

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Patty Aker Silk Painting

Join local artist Patty Aker for this two-part painting and sewing workshop. 

Paint and Embellish a Silk Square

Create a fiber art square to frame or sew as a pillow top:

Session one Saturday, Dec. 3: transfer an image sketch onto an 18x18 silk Square, then paint the image. Silk painting techniques will be demonstrated and examples will be available.

Session two Saturday, Dec. 10: your silk creation will be ironed onto quilt batting for support and various embellishments will be employed to create a one of a kind masterpiece!  Felting, beading, yarn, quilting and embroidery supplies will be available with instruction.

Materials are provided. Pre-registration is required. Learn more about Patty by clicking HERE

Patty's artist statement:

Nearly every day, I walk along the lakeshore.  I see the light dancing on the water, the ever-changing colors of Lake Michigan, and the weather-beaten trees that line the coast.

I always notice many birds winging their ways to hunting grounds or songbirds flitting from one tree branch to another.  It’s a serene, beautiful environment, a sanctuary away from worldly worries

I mostly paint abstract landscapes on fabric, usually silk, and create vibrant images that are often quilted with collaged text or music.     

My hope is to draw attention to the care for our earth, lift the viewer’s spirit, and share a window of peace.