Led by Evy Richard and Brigid McClean from our Visitor Engagement Team, this workshop will explore the French Serti technique using Gutta and coloured dyes. This method, revived by Vietnamese modern artists in the 70’s is a very ancient form of votive imagery, based in Tibet and China monasteries and royal courts since the 7th century. This luxury industry is still a traditional activity in Lyon, France where Evy lived before settling in Ireland. A journey back to Evy’s childhood will provide the backdrop for the discovery of this medium.
To begin, participants will take a short walk through IMMA’s grounds, weather permitting. They will examine Niall Sweeney’s Club Chroma Cholorologia along with the natural surroundings of the Formal Gardens and practice ‘flow drawing’ to prepare for the creation of their design. Afterwards, taking inspiration from the IMMA Collection and the natural forms, participants will create their own artwork on silk.
All materials will be provided. Please dress appropriately due to the risk of stains from dyes and for an outdoor set-up.
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