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Silk painting and batik courses, classes and workshops at locations across the UK. Silk painters and batik artists create works of exquisite beauty. Batik can be used to create complicated and very elegant designs as layer upon layer of wax and dyes are used. Batik and silk-painting is the art of decorating cloth using hot wax and dye. The effects are of vibrant colour and batik is astoundingly beautiful. Modern batik and silk painting tutors utilise contemporary dyes and a range of materials like silk, cotton, leather and paper. If you would like to learn the traditional art of batik or silk painting then come and learn how at one of our many courses.

Ideal introductory course for people who are new to silk painting or who feel they would benefit from revisiting the basics. On this silk painting workshop, you will learn about the different materials involved and then practise the techniques, leading to a finished silk painting to take home. A handout will cover everything you’ve been taught and enable you to go away with the confidence to carry on painting yourself. Courses takes place at my...
Suffolk - Next course on 13th October 2018
Join us at our wonderful freestyle creative Painted Silk Workshop days, where you will be introduced to and learn the ancient and wonderful art of Shibori, along with other beautiful decorative techniques. In a relaxed and comfortable environment you will learn to mix colours, apply them freehand to create beautiful & unique works of Art. You will learn the skills of folding, tying and wrapping, gutta resist and salt surprises to produce practice pieces and...
Somerset - Next course on 20th October 2018
Join me in my studio, The Mulberry Shed, on the Polden Hills in Somerset, and enjoy a fun creative day learning about silk painting using steam-set silk dyes. Experiment with creating your own designs, transferring them to silk and using a variety of silk-painting techniques to produce your own vibrant, beautiful art to wear or hang on the wall. I run Workshops for both beginners and those who wish to develop their skills further. All...
Devon - Next course on 6th October 2018
Silk Painting is an accessible and fun process, just be prepared to allow the dyes to flow and enjoy the vibrant colours. I run the Silk Painting workshops for small groups in my own Studio in Bovey Tracey, however I am prepared to travel and run workshops for larger groups if there is a suitable venue available near you. Bespoke courses to suit you can be arranged for a suitable date for participants, if 2...
Staffordshire - Next course on 29th September 2018
Dying & Printing Techniques Day Make a cushion panel. Batik - Using hot wax Gelli Plate Printing (please arrive by 9:45 a.m. so we can start promptly). This will be a fun packed creative day where you will learn, not one but two techniques during the morning and concentrate on your favourite in the afternoon. Or just focus on one- the choice is yours. Batik is an ancient method that uses hot wax and dyes...
Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents. Using cotton or calico fabrics, a vibrant range of fabric dyes and beeswax from the Cycle Cafe's own bee hives you will create your own...
Surrey - Next course on 6th October 2018
Learn the basic techniques of batik, using hot wax and dyes. You will produce one or more colourful traditional batik design or picture. For beginners or those with some experience.
Participants will be introduced to the Art Of Shibori, a mark making art, originating from Japan. No experience necessary . On day one we'll prepare our pashmina ; overnight they will be dyed and on day two well unite them and embellish them . We will also make additional fabric to work on and learn to do transfer on fabric and other fibre art skills . Refreshments will be served . Groups are welcome as...
Join me in my studio, The Mulberry Shed, and enjoy a fun creative day learning about silk painting using steam-set dyes. This 'Developing your Silk Painting Skills' Workshop is for those who wish to refresh their skills or further develop their skills - come along and try out using cold wax as a resist or adding sugar to create a fun effect - or for those who simply wish to work on new projects in...
Having established my Gainsborough studio quite recently, I work in acrylics/ mixed media/ watercolours and inks. My art is influenced by the way I see life, people, nature, my environment...the list is long. Originally from Liverpool, I studied Fashion & Textiles at Manchester and went on to qualify as an Art teacher. I have been Head of Art at a preparatory school in Surrey and subsequently managed my own Art department in Nottinghamshire. I regularly...