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Fiber Arts Department

Susan Louise Moyer


Instructor: Susan Louise Moyer
September 30–October 2, 2015
(Wednesday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30pm)

All levels

Susan Louise Moyer is also teaching RESISTAD TECHNIQUE: COLOR, DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE, September 26-28.


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Tuition & Fees
Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $25 non-member registration fee

Instructor materials fee: $95 includes pre-made color wheel palette of 21 dyecolour-cakes to use in the workshop and take home, plus related materials used in class.
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Class Description
Silk painters and watercolorists will be inspired to depart from tradition and develop new directions. The DyeColour process involves sizing the silk so that liquid dyes can be applied without the use of a resist line. The transparent watercolor techniques demonstrated will include wet into wet, lost and found edges, and ways to create luminosity through color transitions. The processes covered include how to make the sizing and dye-cakes, steam fixation and the dye set solutions. Students will also learn how to mount their silk artwork for display. No prerequisite


About the Instructor
SUSAN LOUISE MOYER is an international known silk painter, leading author and educator who for the past 20 years has been presenting workshops and organizing retreats throughout the United States. She demonstrates painting on silk techniques and teaches art and design through her medium. Her teaching experience includes Parsons The New School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Society of Illustrators, Surface Design Association, International Silk Painting Festivale in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Peters Valley Craft Center, Pacific Northwest Art School, Mendocino Art Center, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation in Wisconsin, Sedona Art Center, International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar in California, Volcano Art Center in Hawaii, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center in Maui and the Honolulu Academy of Art. 
Susan studied Fine Art and Surface Design at the University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Art). She also took classes at the New School of Social Research and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

While living in the New York area, Susan designed and painted a line of men’s neckwear and ladies evening dresses. Her garments were commissioned by private customers and carried by Sax Fifth Avenue, Barnie’s, Nieman Marcus and Henri Bendel. Her surface design was purchased by bathing suit, men’s shirt and ladies dress manufactures such as Gottex Swimwear, Kauai Ann, Rose Mary Reid and Rebecca Taylor in New York.

Susan’s books, SILK PAINTING the Artist’s Guide to Gutta and Wax Resist Techniques, published by Watson Guptill, and the revised edition of SILK PAINTING for FASHION and FINE ART, published by Moyer Design, have been well received both nationally and internationally.


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