Hand Painting Workshop

Fabric-Paint, Print and Watercolour Techniques.

Arts 1730

July 3rd – 7th 2023

Create fabulous fabric while exploring colour, pattern and texture, using professional water base textile dyes. (Colour Vie). Learn techniques of hand painting, basic silk screen printing (non photo emulsion), watercolour brush and fluid washes, leaf/botanical printing, marking and stamping, – all ideal surface embellishment for shawls, scarves, sarongs, tablecloths, banners/signage, wall hangings and other options.  Paint cascading florals, fish, bird and paw prints or abstract images on a variety of backgrounds. The environmentally friendly washable dyes, are ideal for strong, brilliant colour, or can be diluted for soft and subtle transparent shades and hues. This range makes them ideal for both fashion and interiors and mixed media. Instruction is suitable for beginners, while experienced artists of any medium will have the opportunity to combine existing skills with a new range of expressive techniques. 
Note for 2023 material list:
Please note, we are not using watercolour paint, only watercolour techniques. 
If you have Colour Vie Dyes, please bring them with you.
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Cloth Painting
Cloth Painting
Painted Cloth
Floor Cloth

Painted Floor Cloths – Art You Can Walk On

Arts 151

July 10th – 7th 2023


Paint a canvas floor cloth that becomes a decorative, hardwearing, washable alternative to carpet. Floor cloths were the forerunners of  decorated linoleum. Experiment with a beautiful palette of colour; from intense, brilliant primaries, to soft summer hues and various textures. Using a simple technique, design a stencil for animal footprints, tribal motifs, fish, birds, patterns and textures. Paint cascading flowers, or print real leaf prints, rag roses, dots and stripes. Floor cloths make wonderful placemats, pet mats, and boot trays, and can be used everywhere drips happen since they can be wiped clean. Personal attention and group demonstrations will assist you in designing and creating your project. In addition, you will be guided through the process to develop a confident, creative working approach to any art media.

Floor Cloth 2

Summerhouse Studio Workshops

12 Front Street. Rockport ON 
K0E 1V0

In the 1000 Islands 
Frontenac Arch-Biosphere Reserve.

Please contact by phone 613-659-3415or Email for more information.