Silk Painting with Linnea
  • Cornwall, New York, United States
  • 16 hours over 4 days

Silk Painting with Linnea

Learn silk painting and Serti "fencing" techniques from silk painter Linnea in an old Sicilian-style studio on a 4-acre land surrounded by the lush greenery of upstate New York. Hike the Hudson Valley or explore the vast city scenes of The Big Apple for inspiration.


    One Guest
    USD $845
    Additional guest(s) (max 2)
    USD $340


    One Guest
    USD $390
    Additional guest(s)
    USD $170

    Meet the Artist

    Linnea is a master silk painter who specializes in the Serti technique of "fencing" using water-based resists. A working artist for 30 years, she started painting on silk over 15 years ago. Her years of experience working with art publishers to draw detailed scenes laid the foundation for her ornate silk paintings. She incorporates animals, architecture, and unique city scenes in her work, in addition to the more traditional floral designs. She has lived on a horse farm, traveled to the Peruvian Amazon 7 times and enjoys volunteering for the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    VAWAA Includes:

    • A trip to Beacon or the Hudson Valley to gather inspiration and sketch.
    • Preparing the final silk for painting. Stretching, applying the resist and painting.
    • Practicing with the Serti technique: applying a resist to paint on silk.
    • Practicing the use of salt to see how it changes the paint.
    • Materials including silk, resist, tools, paint, sketch book.
    • Your own finished 20" x 20" silk painting or 22" x 72" scarf (with an option to create a second 32" x 20" painting if time permits).
    • Bikes, kayaks and if needed a car is available to explore.

    Stay at Linnea's

    Stay in Linnea’s guest room in a gorgeous 100-year old European-style stone house on four acres of greenery. There is a queen size bed and shared bathroom, with a possibility to have a separate room for another guest.

    Explore Cornwall, New York

    Located 2 hours north of New York City, Cornwall is right on the Hudson River in the lush Hudson Valley of upstate New York. It is surrounded by stunning views, countless hiking trails, kayaking, wonderful antique stores and wineries. You can also visit the famous Dia:Beacon Museum and Storm King Art Center, a 500 acre outdoor large-scale sculpture museum.

    Additional Details

    Visit year round. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Cornwall. Keep in mind that all four seasons are experienced, so there is expected snow around January and February.

    This VAWAA is available for a longer duration, up to 7 days. Please ask when you send your booking request. If staying longer, you'll have the possibility to complete another silk piece if you would like.

    There is no wheelchair access and guests need to be able to go up and down the stairs. You will also be around a large (friendly) dog and puppy.
    Linnea's Availability 4 days