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Silk Painting in Tumbler Ridge BC Canada

Silk Painting in Tumbler Ridge BC Canada

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When a group of female artists come together to create in a Global Geopark, artistic talents kick into high gear, and the hands and creative minds create unique pieces of artwork.

Silk Painting in Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark has a long tradition. After the challenging time of the pandemic, creative activity in a relaxing atmosphere relaxes the mind and enlivens the spirit. Silk Painting retreats in Tumbler Ridge do not require any previous skill or special talent. Children, seniors, hard-working professionals and stay-at-home moms enjoy the creative time.

Class is in session! Photo Credit Mila Lansdowne.
Silk painting art. Photo Credit Mila Lansdowne.

Silk painting in Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark

One day, five women, some paints and silk, and voila - something new is created.

Although you can bring your talent to the silk painting table, the artist workshops and retreats taught in Tumbler Ridge by Art For Happiness focus in the first place on the creative art experience of the individual and did not require any previous experience to enjoy. All silk painting materials and supplies are provided, as these events are all-inclusive. The only thing you bring is curiosity.

Silk painting workshops. Photo Credit Mila Lansdowne.

Pillow cover, bandana or silk painting wall art? 

There is no end when it comes to creativity! Some of the students used the work right away as a headscarf. Others envisioned using it as a hand-painted silk pillow cover or wall art.

And there also is no question that the relaxing environment in Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark, paired with the interactive experience of fabric painting and the freeflow process, made everyone relax and finished with a smiling face asking when can we do it again?

Silk painting bandana. Photo Credit Mila Lansdowne.
Finishing touch on silk painting. Photo Credit Mila Lansdowne.

Painting on silk is meditative and occupational therapy.

No previous experience is required.

To enjoy the relaxing creative classes, experience painting at a silk beginner's workshop, and learn why fabric art is a unique opportunity in the northern part of British Columbia. Once experienced, the students are hooked and want to learn more.

This beginner's silk painting class was one day retreat using Habotai silk, silk painting markers and outlining paint, sometimes also called gutta.

Below you see the two stages this student creates her beautiful work.

Fabric art. Photo Credit Mila Lansdowne.
Finished piece of fabric art. Photo Credit Mila Lansdowne.

Hone the art of silk painting. 

Here are all the pieces created in the one-day fabric art workshop for relaxation and creative exploration in painting on silk.

People all around the world explore and hone the art of silk painting in a creative process so different from painting on canvas or paper. In the first place, this workshop focused on mindfulness and relaxation, providing a creative learning experience coupled with a relaxing environment in a perfect combination, including all materials and tools. Mission was accomplished.

Silk painting art workshop. Photo Credit Mila Lansdowne.

In Conclusion

Visiting Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark doesn't need to be limited to outdoors only but can expand the experience with creative exploration like this silk painting workshop did.  It is a lovely weekend event and not far from Dawson Creek, BC - Mile Zero Alaska Highway. Creativity is the ultimate quality we all have - everyone is creative! Painting on silk will bring you joy and discovery of your creativity that may surprise and will delight you. Interested? 

Silk Painting in Tumbler Ridge BC Canada - you need to experience it to know it.

Silk artisans of British Columbia Canada 

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265 Southgate St, Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0, Canada
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Comments 5

Eh Canada Travel on Wednesday, 31 August 2022 22:51

Congrats to Mila Lansdowne on her first story blog about Silk Painting in Tumbler Ridge. She did well. Proud! We will publish later this week. Please engage with her story on Travel Talk and on social media. It all adds up. Add that is how we support each other here, with engagement love.

Congrats to Mila Lansdowne on her first story blog about Silk Painting in Tumbler Ridge. She did well. Proud! We will publish later this week. Please engage with her story on Travel Talk and on social media. It all adds up. Add that is how we support each other here, with engagement love.
Janel Coe on Thursday, 01 September 2022 11:09

Nice blog post, Mia!

Nice blog post, Mia!
Diana Johnson-Santos on Thursday, 01 September 2022 14:21

Great job Mia!

Great job Mia!
Kim Kenyon on Saturday, 10 September 2022 05:31

Way to Go!

Way to Go!
Sarah Stewart on Thursday, 15 September 2022 03:05

I'd love to try this someday!

I'd love to try this someday!
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