Silk painting is the art of applying resist known as gutta and then painting a dye onto the material. The resist is removed when the painting is complete and the design is revealed. This technique allows the artist to create intricate and complex designs to simple free-flowing watercolor style compositions. Habutai silk fabric is the popular choice, but some artists do choose other fabrics.
I prefer using a water-based resist and water-based dye so that it is easier to clean, and very safe and easy. I love the look on habutai silk, as it enables the dye to appear as a watercolor.
I offer this class as a "make & sip" class as it can be completed in a short time frame or taken home to finish for more intricate work. Silk painting is relaxing and takes no artistic skills.