Kirkell Silk Studios

Kirkell Silk Studios

5.0 (1)
1 employee
40 years in business

About this pro

Jamie Kirkell About the artist: 

My life changing experience brought me to the Art of painting on Silk. Upon graduating from Ohio State University, 1966. I spent three years as a US Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines. Afterward I went to Java and studied Batik under Indonesia’s Master Batik Artist Bambang Oetoro. The opportunity to live and work with a master craftsmen quite literally opened me to my life passions within me. The love of textile arts and the connection of art for my spiritual direction. I am in my studio in Sarasota Florida preparing a major exhibition of Orchid paintings on silk. I can still see that young person that sat down to study Batik in Indonesia 35 years ago. Today, I still feel the same creative spirit in the world of silk and I am delighted to share this with you. 

Previous to moving to Sarasota I was a art director and artist working in New York City with two exceptional silk artists. Our commission works are displayed throughout the United States and Europe.

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Sarasota, FL 34239
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  • Maura N.

    As an artist I am very enthusiastic about your classes ... this has been the best art class/workshop I have taken. Maura N, sarasota FL


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

2 to 3 day days 9:30 - 4:30. Painting on Silk class with 4 to 5 students each receiving individual attention. Learn textile deign, art of silk painting, color design and make 3 georgous scarves. Students receive a complete silk kit, a word frame and 3 scarves. This class is a delight and very enjoyable.

My tranning was under a Indonesian  Master Batik artist Bambang Oetoro.

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