Silk Painting

Colour in the Cretan Landscape

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(This itinerary covers a 5 day workshop –  workshops of shorter durations are available)

Course Tutor: Trisha Scott

Maximum participants: 4

Silk is a wonderful medium for capturing the vibrancy of Mediterranean colour.

This course is suitable for people with no previous experience of painting or working on silk and those with experience who wish to experiment and develop their skills.  During this week you will learn the basic and more advanced techniques of silk painting in Trisha’s studio and garden, which offers panoramic views of the White Mountains and Apokoronas.  The group is limited to a maximum of four participants in order to give you plenty of space and the opportunity to work on a larger scale, should you so wish.  The course will run for five days (10.00am – 3.00pm).  All refreshments and a light lunch will be included.


The course will cover all the basic techniques required for working on silk and we may even discover a few new ones along the way!  Your essential tool will be your sketchbook, which will be used throughout the course as a creative, visual diary, to record colour notes, impressions, feelings and thoughts.

To support and encourage you to develop your own responses to the Cretan landscape, atmosphere and colour.

To realise ideas using the medium of dyes on silk.  To return home with lots of ideas, inspiration and new skills.

You will have the time to complete at least two pieces to take home (un-stretched silk is very light and easy to transport even in hand luggage).

You will need:


A4 Sketchbook



Full use of all materials required for silk painting, including dyes, silk, stretchers and resists. 5 days group and individual tuition. 5 light lunches (salad/sandwiches etc.). All refreshments – you will be able to help yourself to tea, coffee and cold drinks.

About Trisha:

Trisha Scott studied at Canterbury College of Art in 1979 and then completed a BA in Fine Art at Ravensbourne College.  Trisha continued her training at Goldsmiths College, the Institute of Group Analysis and Brunel University; she has worked as an art therapist in the private, voluntary and public sectors and has run therapeutic and art groups for adults with mental health problems and young people in crisis.  She also has considerable experience with adult learners having taught landscape painting and life drawing at South Greenwich Institute. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy, London Mall Galleries and Atlantis Gallery in the UK.

Trisha’s skill is in nurturing and encouraging novice painters, the tentative and self-conscious to gain confidence and discover their own voice.  She is a firm believer that anyone can learn to evaluate what they see and subsequently make sense of the world around them through painting and drawing. She currently lives and works in Crete.

To see the Silk Painting process, click here or to see some examples of Trisha's work click here.

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