Jamie Kirkell


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Workshop with Jamie Kirkell



Painting on Silk

2 days

Wednesday-Thursday, 9:30am - 4:30pm

All Skill Levels

February 1-2, 2018 - CANCELED



$65 materials fee (3 silk scarves & frame, resist, dyes)


2-day introductory workshop to explore design and color to paint florals on silk. This class is taught in an open, relaxed manner and geared for anyone interested in exploring silk painting.


Beginning students will get a good foundation in silk painting and experienced artists will be able to take their work to the next level.


You will make three beautiful scarves. A complete kit with frame and three silk scarves will be provided by Jamie.  Bring a bag lunch. Limited space; register early.


 About the Instructor:

imageJamie Kirkell: My life changing experience brought me to the Art of painting on Silk. Upon graduating from Ohio State University, 1966. I spent three years as a US Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. Afterward I went to Java and studied Batik under Indonesia’s Master Batik Artist Bambang Oetoro. Looking back the opportunity to live and work with a master craftsmen seemed  planned years before I arrived there.  35 years later I am in my studio in Sarasota Florida preparing a major exhibition of Orchid  paintings on silk.
In short,I can remember the young person that sat down to study Batik in Indonesia and that was years ago. Today, I still feel the same creative spirit in the world of silk and I am delighted to share this with you. Previous to moving to Sarasota I was a studio art director in New York City, working with two exceptional silk artists.