The November Meeting of WCARTS will feature Program for Silk Scarves by Claire Rohloff. Claire always liked drawing, but a career in psychiatric nursing paid the bills. While working as a nurse Claire went back to Kean University to pursue her interest in art and was drawn to the Interior Design program there. She graduated with a degree in Fine Art, with Interior Design background. Her career changed from nursing to Health Facility Design. She worked in the engineering department at Overlook Hospital as the in-house designer doing space planning for areas that needed renovation. Her studies further led her to Pratt where she graduated with an MS in Interior Design. She taught Interior Design classes, such as drafting, space planning, textiles, lighting, etc. at Kean University, Centenary, and The College of NJ.
A Habotai 8mm 8” x 72” silk scarf will be supplied on a freezer paper back for a $5.00 fee. We will be using sharpie permanent markers and rubbing alcohol (91% works best) to paint on the scarf. Bring a small spray bottle for the alcohol if you have one. I will supply also. Bring sharpies of colors you wish to use and an idea for a design or make it up as you go along, seeing how the colors and alcohol work together on the silk. I will have some stencils available - but bring your own if you have something you like. You will go home with a finished silk scarf ready to wear, after heat setting lightly with an iron so it can be hand washed. It would make a great Holiday gift! The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. Funding has been made possible, in part, by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission.