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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.

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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...
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Next course on 24th June 2017
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 or...
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Next course on 19th August 2017
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 YOU WILL CREATE ON THE DAY: Several 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...
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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...
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ONE DAY Silk Painting and Glass Painting courses for 1 to 3 students, to ensure individual attention. Silk and glass painting is a creative & peaceful activity ~ offering a real chance to unwind and distance yourself from things clouding your mind. These two courses will guide you through the stages and special effects techniques needed to create a unique piece of artwork in a relaxed and friendly environment. Everyone can paint on silk and...
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Next course on 23rd September 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme. 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 pictures design under Caroline's careful guidance, which will be then coloured over in a number of stages using a wax resist. No previous experience is necessary or drawing skills. Starting with a simple outline provided she...
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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...
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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 was as a resist or adding sugar to create a fun effect - or for those who simply wish to work on new projects in...
Image for Silk paint your own scarf or tie - At Stepney City Farm
Next course on 24th June 2017
Learn the beautiful art of silk painting. Create your own unique piece for yourself or as a perfect gift! This one-day course is a perfect introduction to silk painting, for either beginners and as a refresher course. Silk painting offers you the opportunity to explore and experiment with texture and design, as colour diffuses and floods the fabric the moment it is applied. Originating from China, we explore the main techniques of painting on silk,...
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Next course on 17th July 2017
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,...