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Fiber Arts Department

Suzanne Punch

Suzanne Punch


Instructor: Suzanne Punch
July 6–8, 2018 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

Suzanne Punch will also be teaching:
Painting on Silk: Silk Versus Intuition, July 9–10

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You may register online until two weeks prior to the class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


The recent rapid expansion of non-toxic resists available has opened new possibilities in our work of painting on silk. Let’s look together at a range of approaches to dyes and resist interfacing on silk. We will aim for ranges from strong and bold to delicate and ethereal. Whether you work figuratively or abstractly, good composition is the structural base, with proportion and balance as the goals. Once we have the structure, color harmonies are always the true appeal. The silk infinitely accepts more color, adding to the possibilities. Inspiration and full technical support will be provided!


SUZANNE PUNCH is a Master Silk Painter, as designated by SPIN / Silk Painters International. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art, studying under Julian Stanczak whose teacher was Josef Albers, premier colorist of the 20th century. Suzanne has exhibited throughout the US and in Japan. Her work is featured in silk painting books by Susan Louise Moyer. Suzanne has been working as a full time artist in New York since 1984 and freelancing to the fashion industry for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodriguez, Donna Karan, Bergdorf Goodman through Dyenamix in SoHo, plus Premiere Vision in Paris. She teaches workshops in New York, Santa Fe, Tallahassee, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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Instructor materials fee: $25 includes Resistad and other non-toxic resists, use of applicators, dye thickeners and peripherals.

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