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Fiber Arts Department

Suzanne Punch

Suzanne Punch


Instructor: Suzanne Punch
July 9–10, 2018 (Monday–Tuesday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

Suzanne Punch will also be teaching:
Advanced Painting on Silk, July 6-8

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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


When do we need to tighten up and when do we need to let go? Dyes moving on silk are the perfect medium for exploring this paradox. Can we improve our basic skills and then be open to letting our own best instincts kick in? How do our technical approaches serve the imagery chosen? Or do the images choose us?

We will study layering of washes, harmonizing color and ways of drawing with non-toxic resists. Come with a willingness to explore together while learning the skills needed for our own best work.


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: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

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

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