Farnsworth Art Museum will present a two-day workshop on silk painting led by Fiona Washburn Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum’s Gamble Center for Education, corner of Grace and Union streets. On Monday, July 8, a week-long art camp for children will begin at the center.

Silk painting workshop

Participants will learn how to stretch silk onto a frame, how to apply gutta/resist and how to apply silk paints and dyes. The first day will focus on learning different techniques; the second day will be focused on creating a finished piece, either a scarf or a wall hanging.

Washburn has been producing hand painted, printed and devoured (burn out) silk and velvet scarves and apparel for more than 20 years. She studied printed textiles at Camberwell College of Art at the University of the Arts in London; and has exhibited her work in galleries in the south of England and in Maine.

Fee is $140, $116 for members, and includes $20 materials fee. For more information or to register, call 596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.

Art camp for kids

Teaching artist Trelawney O'Brien will instruct a summer art camp for children age 5 to 8 Monday through Friday, July 8 through 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Gamble Center.

Participants will create colorful tie-dye T-shirts and traditional shibori-dyed tapestries for the beach, as well as flower pinwheels, chalk drawings, a fairy house, flower and leaf prints, "sun prints" using the cyanotype photographic process and painted beach stones.

O’Brien has been working as the Farnsworth’s studio assistant for children and family programs for the past two years. She has taught multiple art camps and currently teaches and inspires students at Rockland Middle School through the RASA After-School Art Program. She previously was the head of art camps through Splatter Kids at the Lincoln Street Center.

Fee is $150, $120 for members. For more information or to sign up, call or visit the website.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.