Class and Workshop Schedule

At Gallery: Silk Painting - BEYOND THE BORDERS Classes


Learn the time-honored expressive process of painting on silk using the Serti (French for “fence” or “enclosing”) method, the traditional French approach to controlling the flow of water-based dye on silk with artist Gloria Nilsson. We will also explore wet-on-wet and silk salt techniques to add color, texture and excitement to your painting which you can apply to other silk pieces such as scarves and apparel. Instructor will supply simple design references or you are welcome to bring your own ideas. End with a finished fine art piece. 

Date: Thursdays: May 26; June 2, 9, 16.

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Cost: $130 per person; $25 Material Fee paid directly to the teacher Members save $13

Teaching Artist Gloria Nilsson received her degree in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute. After working as a graphic designer for several years, Gloria turned her concentration to the fine arts, exploring pastels, oils, watercolor, and acrylics.

Nilsson is currently painting on silk, where she applies a variety of techniques to fine art paintings and scarves. In 2015, Gloria’s silk painted illustration, Chapter 11: Spellcheck, created for the serialized storybook for young readers, The Mystery of the Great Connecticut Caper, was published by Connecticut Humanities/Connecticut Center for the Book.

Gloria also developed her own unique artisan crafted jewelry line. Her designs are created with woven, sculpted, and wrapped wire techniques, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, polymer clay, precious metals, art glass and pearls. Nilsson teaches the Fashion Illustration program for Summer Fashion Weeks, and she also provides a variety of fine art and mixed media lessons for the Nature Camp program, both at the Arts Center Killingworth. Gloria’s recent work is featured at Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT, and other indoor/outdoor venues.


We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

Event Registration and Ticketing Powered by Event Espresso