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ERIC Number: EJ1002699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Art on Silk Hoops
Padrick, Deborah
Arts & Activities, v152 n4 p14-15 Dec 2012
Painting on silk has a magic all its own. Versions of painting on silk can be found throughout the world from Japan and Europe to the United States. Themes for the paintings can be most any type of design or imagery. Applying the liquid dyes is exciting, as the vivid liquid colors flow and blend into the fabric. The process captures students' attention and imaginations, and they take great pride in their art accomplishments. The colorful finished silk hoops can be hung on a wall or in a window and many of the students' families even choose to have the silk artworks professionally framed. This art process is a winner for all ages. In this activity, students will: (1) understand foreground and background while creating an outline drawing to be used on a silk hoop; (2) learn to use new materials, resists and dyes on silk; and (3) explore the movement of liquid colors on silk and create tints and blends.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A