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Try your hand at painting on silk

12 Apr 2017 01:57 pm

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The ancient art of painting on silk was something that Warkworth artist Kerry Cline turned to when she was suffering from depression.

“After my husband died, I was depressed and grieving and anti-depressants didn’t help,” Kerry says. “I had always loved Chinese silk scrolls, so I decided to try painting silk. I thought the challenge of a new medium might be what I needed and in fact, because silk painting requires great concentration, it proved to be a great anti-depressant.”

Kerry, who also works in oil on canvas and acrylics, went on to create large silk works in America, where she lived for around 20 years. She recently returned to New Zealand and is offering a silk painting workshop as part of the school holiday programme at Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa.

She will provide already stretched and framed rounds of silk for the students to work on – some blank for people who have used watercolours before, and some with an image she has outlined to be completed by the student.

The Silk Fabric Painting session, in the second week of the holidays on Friday, April 28, is open to all ages. More information, www.estuaryarts.org or drop into Estuary Arts Centre in Western Reserve, Orewa.
   

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