France Austin Miller: Silk Painting: Let It Flow| September 20-22, 2019

France Austin Miller: Silk Painting: Let It Flow| September 20-22, 2019

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Enjoy this introduction to painting on silk with France Austin Miller’s unique techniques!

Check In: Friday, September 20th, 2019 | Check Out: Sunday, September 22nd, 2019
Tuition + Meals: $520 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $770 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $980 per person

Private lodging via our lodging partner for this retreat is now full. Registrants may call the Wild Rice Retreat office (715) 779-0178 for assistance coordinating other private lodging in the area.

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Private lodging via our lodging partner for this retreat is now full. Registrants may call the Wild Rice Retreat office (715) 779-0178 for assistance coordinating other private lodging in the area.

A 5.5% tax on tuition/meals will be added to the retreat rates displayed online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration fees. Guests making a deposit online will receive follow-up written communication showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.

Full payment of any remaining fees is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. New registrations made less than 60 days prior to the retreat start date will require full payment of all retreat related registration fees.

Do you have a companion who would like to join you for the Bayfield experience without attending the educational components?. Companion Rates are available for one companion over the age of 18 and one per registered retreat participant. Companion rates entitle the companion to lodging, all retreat package meals, and use of Wild Rice Retreat facilities.


CLASS DESCRIPTION 

Painting on silk is very forgiving and thoroughly enjoyable. Its gentle nature will offer your creativity an open door. We are coming together to navigate our own paths down the silk road. With good fellowship and creativity, we will all enjoy the journey!

You will be introduced to silk painting using steam set dyes, gutta resist and various time honored techniques. I will assist in fine tuning your ideas and visions with a healthy nod to composition and design.

We use Chinese silk, (8” x 54” & 18” x 18”) and the finest steam set dyes available. With a limited class size you will have access to a good amount of personal instruction. I will also paint numerous demonstrations during our time together.

You will receive class preparation details and further instructions upon registration. Your materials fee is included in the course tuition, and covers everything you create, including processing and shipping. Steam set dyes require time and diligence to process. Your finished pieces will be sent to you within 2 weeks after our retreat.



SUPPLY LIST 

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For inspiration, you can bring along items for personal resource material such as:

  • Flowers

  • Leaves

  • Still life components

  • Drawings

  • Journals

  • Photographs

  • Fabric

  • Waterproof stencils, or whatever you feel would be great fun to include in your images.

With any painting endeavor, it’s a good idea to wear stainable clothing, an apron, or a big old shirt. Latex gloves are optional, I don’t use them, as the dye will wash off with comet, and I like the tactile experience while painting. Please bring a pair or two if you need them.


SCHEDULE

Please note that this schedule is subject to change and will be finalized in the weeks leading up to the retreat.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 pm                      Arrival and Check-in at Wild Rice Retreat

6:00 - 7:30 pm                      Welcome Dinner at Wild Rice Retreat

8:00 - 9:00 pm                     Instructor’s Meet & Greet with Students (optional/up to instructor’s discretion)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am               Breakfast Buffet 

9:00 am – 11:45 am             Class Time

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm          Lunch Buffet 

1:00 pm - 4:00pm                Class Time (a snack will be set out mid-afternoon, coffee/water/tea available all day)

5:00 pm- 7:30 pm               Dinner on your own in Bayfield or area (a list of restaurants will be provided at check-in)

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm              Optional fire outside at Wild Rice Retreat, weather permitting 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am               Breakfast Buffet 

9:00 am – 11:45 am             Class Time

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm          Lunch Buffet 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm              Clean-up and Departure


BIOGRAPHY

The Austin Miller Studio overlooks Lake Superior near where I was born. The Lake, magnificent in its power and beauty, will take your breath away, stop all thought, and put you squarely in the moment. That’s heady stuff for an artist. I paint to nourish my soul, it is that simple.

I am primarily a watercolorist, though I thoroughly enjoy silk painting and working with transparent acrylics as well. Painting with water based mediums brings about a certain peace as its fluid nature leads you down the creative path, opening the gates and setting imagination free. This journey brings forth a powerful element of who we are.

I have instructed painting seminars for 25 years, with the objective of mentoring students in finding and developing their individual passion for art. During many international and national painting journeys, we have formed lifelong friendships, made fabulous memories, outstanding art and had fun doing it. You can read more on my website .

contact // francie@austinmillerstudio.com
web // austinmillerstudio.com


Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.