ARTISTS in Helensburgh will have a chance to learn the skills of silk painting at a workshop in the town this weekend.

Professional textile artist Sofia Perina Miller will lead a silk painting workshop in the gallery’s first-floor teaching space this Saturday, February 1, from 1-5pm.

This Saturday’s workshop is suitable for beginners and for those with no artistic ability: if that’s you, firstly you’ll learn how to stretch your silk ready for paint application, followed by a painting demo showing you how to apply the colours.

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You will then enjoy the rest of the afternoon playing with colour and creating your own unique piece of painted silk.

Contact the gallery on 01436 672132 to book a place.

This weekend’s class is not the only feature of the Oak Tree Gallery’s busy events calendar: on Saturday, February 15, oil painting artists will have a chance to hone their skills at a full-day class led by acclaimed painter Thomas Cameron.

The class starts at 11am and will last for five hours, including a one hour lunch break, and is suitable for artists of all abilities.

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Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, but please bring along a packed lunch if you’re interested in taking part.

All materials will be provided; if you’ve already started work on any oil-based works, please feel free to bring them along.

Contact Thomas at thomas to book or to find out more information about the session.

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