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Morro Bay Art Association to host silk painting demonstration 

Ever wondered how intricate mandalas or vibrant, detailed flowers are painted on silk pillows, robes, and more?

Well, wonder no more. The Morro Bay Art Association is hosting a silk painting demonstration by award-winning artist, Jackie Bradley.

The process begins by washing a portion of silk and stretching it between wooden bars. Then, the artist transfers a pencil drawing onto the fabric. Bradley uses a resist called “gutta” that will serve as a barrier to prevent colors from running into undesired areas. Bradley then begins to apply dye color. The end result is a beautiful work of art to wear or frame.

The demonstration is free to the public and will be held at the Art Center Morro Bay on July 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. Visit or call 772-2505 for more information. 

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