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Silk painting & batik courses

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.

Hampshire - Next course on 1st June 2019
Are you looking for a relaxing and creative way to spend a Saturday morning? Join locally renowned artist Karen Donnelly to learn the technique of silk painting. Either trace or free hand your design onto your silk canvas before finishing off with lovely colours. Your silk painted designs are perfect to be framed and displayed or would make a lovely personal gift.
In only one evening, you will be introduced to the foundations of silk painting. You will be guided through techniques and equipment to create your own beautiful, one-off silk paintings. You will learn the process of transferring designs onto the silk, using an outline and coloured dyes. You will go home with several sample pieces, and the creative knowledge to experiment further in your own time. Relax in our idyllic city farm unit. A therapeutic,...
County Durham
Spend a couple of your hours relaxing with a cake and a cuppa while silk painting your own cards or silk scarf to give to friends, family or frame just for yourself. In the workshop you will use templates or design your own images. Use guttering and painting techniques to make them come to life with colour. They will the be finished and cut down to fit into window cards. You will create 4 cards...
Yorkshire - Next course on 20th July 2019
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 of your silks to...
Devon - Next course on 15th June 2019
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...
West Midlands - Next course on 9th June 2019
The workshops take place every second Sunday of each month. Each skill and technique is taught in small group sizes (maximum of six people). August 11th: Watercolour Painting September 8th: Acrylic Painting October 13th: Silk Painting December 8th: Oil Painting Your tutor will be Heather Wilson of Back Room Art.
Lincolnshire - Next course on 23rd June 2019
Spend the day trying out this wonderful technique. Working with hot wax on fabric you will create a range of designs/pictures and then add dyes to bring them to life. This workshop is appropriate for ages 16+, Please bring an apron, a couple of plastic bags and your packed lunch.
‘An Introduction to Silk Painting. Come and join me and discover the secrets of painting on silk and take home your masterpieces on the same day. No experience necessary.’ To book, please call the museum or email using the buttons above. Workshop takes place on the second floor accessible via stairs or stairlift if required.
Have you ever seen a beautiful old book and wondered how the end pages were made in such intricate patterns? Well those beautiful patterns were made by an ancient art form known as marbling also known as ebru or ‘cloud art’. Sadly this very old traditional way of creating unique patterns is now classed as critically endangered with only a small handful of people still practicing it. Come and keep this truly magical art alive...
Suffolk - Next course on 8th June 2019
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...