Studio Workshop

Silk Painting: Kimono-Inspired Designs

Wrap yourself in centuries of kimono and textile techniques in this three-day workshop (October 5, 12, and 19) focusing on silk painting, surface treatments, and design. Uncover rich motifs and exciting composition choices in the special exhibition Kimono: A Modern History, and spend two days exploring a variety of silk application methods, including Serti, paste resist, block and silk printing, free-hand painting, and embellishing with embroidery or beads. Create a series of samples and on the last day of the workshop, execute a design that explores repetition, narrative, or an approach of your choice. On Sunday, October 19, attend an optional Sunday at the Met featuring a kimono demonstration.

This workshop meets in the Met's galleries and studios. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited. Purchase tickets below or at the Great Hall box office. Registration ends at noon on the Tuesday before the first day of the course.

For online registration:

  • enter promo code if applicable and click on "Apply code"
  • select number of places
  • click on button below "Choose a section"
  • then select "Add to Cart"

For more information, email studioprograms@metmuseum.org or call 212-570-3961 to receive information about student pricing.

Instructor: Nazanin Hedayat Munroe

Nazanin Hedayat Munroe is a New York artist and art historian whose textile-based paintings, installations, and performative artworks have been widely exhibited. Munroe specializes in both traditional and contemporary textile techniques and has conducted independent research in the Met's collection of Islamic art. Interested in storytelling as a powerful tool of communication, she is also a dedicated educator who has taught and lectured at universities and museums across the country. Munroe holds advanced degrees in textile history and design from San Jose University and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Fee: $215 for the three-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Limited student discounts available.

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