Batik Painting Using Hot Beeswax - Pictures

Painting in Penkridge Staffordshire


Welcome to exploring this ancient art form of designing with hot beeswax using a tool called a tjanting - which is a small bowl with a funnel that releases the heated wax in a specialist pot, You will draw onto cotton material.

Batik dyes are used to then you will iron out the wax before you take your picture home to frame.

You will make A5 samples to get used to the various techniques, they also look lovely in a frame or on gift cards.
Then your final piece will be approx 16''x16'', although I have a variety of frame shapes for you to choose from.

Please bring:
- Suitable old clothes /apron
- Ideas for your designs- printed out or on your phone
- Carrier bag
- Packed lunch
- As many old newspapers as you can bring along please.

Please arrive by 9:45 am so we can start promptly

On-line courses are available- please message via the 'Chat with the Maker' .

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

- 5 1/2 hours of creative tuition
- Refreshments included
- Opportunity to learn the basics of using hot batik wax and using tools and mark making techniques
- Lots of inspiration ideas, examples and techniques to get you started on your fabulous Batik journey
- Maximum of 4 places, so you get lots of attention
- All materials are included


Barbara Meek: Feltworld - Creative Arts at Feltworld - Creative Arts


ST19 5BL

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
Justine Halifax - - #34311

I attended the batik painting course with my teenage daughter and we had a fabulous time. Barbara was wonderful, very patient, very informative and very welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed learning the art of batik under her expert tuition and we would love to return to do other courses with her, including her alcohol inks course. I would highly recommend Barbara's courses.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you for the fabulous review Justine, I am so pleased that you and Milly enjoyed your day and created such lovely batik paintings. I will look forward to teaching you alcohol inks in the future :-) .

In-person course
Helen Bortolozzo - - #33881

Fabulous day batik painting with Barbara.Lovely lady who explained the technique really well. Wonderful experience.Thanks Barbara.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you Helen, your scarfed lady was brilliant :-) and thank you for your framed picture, she looked even better.
I was spurred me on to do a framing frenzy lol. Barbara

In-person course
Julie Willis - - #33882

A great day with an excellent tutor.
Barbara provided all materials and guided us through the process.
Really pleased with my first attempt at doing batik painting.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Your batik picture of a parrot with attitude looked amazing :-), you have a great sense of colour too.
I'd love to see a picture of it framed. Keep creating. Barbara

In-person course
Deborah Steele - - #33673

I absolutely loved this day. I’ve been wanting to learn Batiq for years but it’s difficult to find a course. Barbara set up a wonderful day, with clear instructions and encouragement to help us make a beautiful picture to be framed. I really love this technique and will be practicing at home.
I fully recommend this course.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

I am so happy that you enjoyed your day and love batik as I do :-) . Thank you so much for your lovely review, reviews like this make my job a joy. I will look forward to seeing your progress and new designs . Kind regards Barbara

In-person course
Andrea S - - #33626

A great day. Barbara created an excellent and friendly learning environment.
Barbara gave clear instructions and guidance showing different techniques to use with the wax and dyes. I will be returning in the future to one of the courses she runs. Many thanks for your inspiration.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you for your encouraging lovely review Andrea.
You created such fabulous batik paintings, maybe try one of your beautiful hare paintings from your book as well :-). Barbara

In-person course
Deborah Brough - - #31163

Batik picture making with my daughter. My results were much better- than I thought I could do - came away with a picture I will happily frame.......and would love to do something similar ...

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

I am so pleased that you and Sophie are pleased with your paintings. They will look great in a lovely frame.

In-person course
Sophie - - #31164

Great day, I love the pieces I have made. Looking forward to framing them and putting them on my wall. Would do again.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

I am glad you enjoyed your day. You have a talent for design, I hope you find the time to do more art for yourself ;-) .

In-person course
Jill Glover - - #30767

I did this batik course on 17 September 2020. It was just wonderful. All equipment was available and thanks to Barbara I was able to make a beautiful batik first time. It is gorgeous and I will be framing it. Barbara is so friendly and relaxed with you to make you feel comfortable with the process. I would definitely promote her classes. A lovely light place to create your art. I can only thank her for her friendly manner, tips, tricks, and information.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

It was a pleasure to teach you Jill. Your picture looks fabulous, well worth the wait during the lock down and Covid! :-)
I hope you continue and I will look forward to seeing your future creations. B

In-person course
Christine Nicholls - - #30512

A great ‘hands-on’ experience - wonderful guidance through the whole process of batik and would highly recommend. It was a very enjoyable day and really pleased with the resulting piece of work.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you Christine. You and your sister Shiela created unique art works as complete beginners and they looked brilliant. I am looking forward to seeing your pieces framed :-) and teaching you in the future.

In-person course
Kirsty Higgs - - #24988

Calm confident instruction on techniques to use as was my first time. Everything was to hand when I needed it without asking making it so easy.
I came away with a lovely piece of ‘experimental ‘ batik fabric and am so pleased.
Can’t recommend her more highly. Fabulous day and so motivational.

In-person course
Daizy Woodrowe - - #23909

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon learning batik for the first time. Very informative friendly tutor who shared many tips and insights into this wonderful art.
Felt very happy and comfortable with friends in Barbara’s beautiful home surrounded by her exquisite craftwork. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you Daizy. There are many levels to batik and you did well in this introduction class. :-)

In-person course
David Gough - - #23906

After completing an introduction to batik workshop and liking the technique so much, I went back again to do a full day's workshop. All the materials and equipment were supplied, and lots of useful hints and tips given. I was delighted with the result that and it is now framed and hanging on my lounge wall. I can highly recommend this course.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

I am really pleased that you have learned so much and being on two of my Batik days. Maybe join me for the crackle glaze class one day :-).

In-person course
Jayne Large - - #23369

A superb day learning a new skill. Barbara was accomplished and enthusiastic to pass her techniques on. It was very relaxing and enjoyable and I achieved a product I was pleased with. The lunch and tea and cake helped the day along and I would thoroughly recommend this course.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you for a lovely review Jayne. Loved your picture and striking background.
Hope to see you on a Felmaking workshop some time :-).

In-person course
Nancy Archer - - #22196

Enjoyed my first Batik course so much...I came back for a 2nd...enjoyed so much..I’m thinking of doing a 3rd 😀

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you. It was lovely to teach you again Nancy. You have a natural talent and colour sense, I will look forward to teaching you in the future :-). Maybe try the crackle glaze!

In-person course
Nancy Archer - - #20480

Had a great day under the supportive and knowledgable guidance of Barbara, I can’t believe that I was able to produce such a piece on my first Batik course...I’m going to get it framed. Everything required provided in the course fee + Lunch, cake and drinks all through the day. Would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to explore Batik in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

In-person course
Pam Jordan - - #19010

A really enjoyable day. Learned a lot in a very supportive environment. Very happy with the results

In-person course
Julie Caswell - - #18381

Enjoyed a lovely creative day with Barbara today exploring batik techniques on both cotton and silk. Thank you for your hospitality and guidance.

In-person course
Helen Hawley - - #17698

I had a great introduction to Batik yesterday with Barbara. She was very hospitable and a great teacher. All the materials were provided, along with lunch and great cake. This was a technique I had been wanting to try for a long time. It was great to go home with pieces of work I would actually put up at home. Thank you for a great day Barbara.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you for your encouraging review. Hope to meet you again-Best regards Barbara :-)

In-person course
Lianne Bole - - #17686

I had a fabulous day learning how do do Batik with Barbara. She is an excellent teacher and everything was supplied. Due to her expert guidance, I left with some pieces of Batik that I will frame and hang in my home.

Response from Feltworld - Creative Arts:

Thank you for an encouraging review Lianne.
Your four season tree is fabulous. Looking forward to seeing it framed.

In-person course
David Gough - - #16819

I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy the Feltworld introduction to Batik. It’s a technique I had wanted to try for a long time and the course didn’t disappoint. All materials were supplied and the tuition was very helpful. A very enjoyable course

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