From One Of Niagara Ontario’s Great Art Galleries – Silk Painting Workshop with Lillian Asquith, Saturday, April 6 at RiverBrink

Submitted to NAL from the RiverBrink Art Gallery 

Following a successful series of artist’s demonstrations over the fall and winter, RiverBrink is pleased to announce the first of its artist’s workshops.

A sample of the art in this special RiverBrink exhibit

A sample of the art in this special RiverBrink exhibit

Lillian Asquith will conduct a mini-workshop in the art of silk dying. In this “beginner” workshop, students will create their own silk scarf while learning the principles of colour and design. Scarves will be created using silk dyes and will be set using the microwave heat-setting technique. Scarves will be ready to wear when the student leaves.

Lillian Asquith comes originally from Sarajevo. As a Canadian her life has been surrounded by creativity. Of the many US and Canadian artists who have influenced her work, she speaks most highly of Tom Lynch. Her studies have led her to oil painting and watercolour on both paper and canvas. Silk painting however, brings out the freedom of expression in Lillian’s work.

Lillian is known for her vibrant and dramatic use of colour, and her work has gained wide recognition. She is a Bronze Signature member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, and her paintings may be found in many public and private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. She is a popular instructor who has conducted workshops and classes throughout Ontario, including Niagara. She has participated in individual and group exhibitions.

Lillian is the current treasurer of the Toronto Watercolour Society, Past Treasurer of SOYRA and The Niagara Pumphouse, and current Programme Chair for the Parkway Art Guild. She is also a member of ECOAA and the Niagara Frontier Watercolour Society. To view Lillian’s paintings you may go to: http://www.torontowatercoloursociety.com/ourartists.html or www.aclartists.com, “art portfolio” button, pages 6 & 7.

Date Saturday, April 6.
Time:  10:30 am to 1:00 pm (short refreshment break in between)
Cost:  $40.00 ($25 fees and $15 for materials which includes unpainted silk scarf and dyes. Students will have a choice of rectangular or square shaped scarves.)
Class size:  12 students

To register please contact RiverBrink by phone 905-262-4510 or by email to manager@riverbrink.org 

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