Silk painting & batik courses

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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.

£75
Staffordshire - Next course on 25th November 2018
Batik Art You will learn Batik techniques and take away some small practice samples and a completed piece approx 16 inch x 16 inch in 100% cotton but I have a variety of different shaped frames to choose from. When completed they look fabulous when framed. Batik is an ancient method that uses hot wax and batik fabric dyes , the wax is ironed out once the design process is complete to leave the white...
£45
Suffolk - Next course on 8th December 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...
£70
Derbyshire
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...
£60
Somerset - Next course on 24th November 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...
£40
Devon - Next course on 1st December 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...
£84
Derbyshire - Next course on 29th November 2018
Come learn the fundamental skills of batik on this one day course. This class is aimed at absolute beginners, as full tuition and the opportunity to practice will be given. It is also suitable for those with some experience. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 8 students only, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Having picked a letter of your choice I will talk you through a step-by-step process of how to...
£30
North Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd February 2019
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm What to expect: Learn the basics of painting on silk, including several easy and fun techniques to create beautiful patterns and effects. What to bring: All necessary materials will be provided. What will you create on the day: Two lovely, hand painted pieces of silk. You will leave them with me to dry and they can be collected 48 hours later or posted out to you. If you would like one...
£75
Cumbria
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...
£100
Greater London - Next course on 27th January 2019
A resist dye method, working with hot wax, using traditional tools to create a variety of patterns, marks and figurative imagery on cloth. Paint directly onto the cloth with fibre reactive dyes, to create colourful and expressive designs with this very versatile technique. Suitable for all levels. By the end of the course you will be able to Have a working knowledge of traditional and contemporary batik practices. Use a variety of tools, including tjantings...
£75
Devon
Learn traditional skills to create designs on fabric. In this batik workshop you will learn to use traditional tools to apply melted wax to cotton, forming a barrier. Experiment with different waxes to achieve amazing results, you will then apply vibrant dyes to create a picture to take home. Alternatively you can make your design on a scarf and create an individual accessory . Taught in my rural studio with wonderful views of the North...