In-person course
in Stanwick, Wellingborough Maker & location details

Batik Silk Painting for Beginners



Learn the art of Batik Silk Painting in this introductory class. On a practical note, during this four hour workshop, Lisa will show you how to stretch your silk onto a wooden frame and apply melted wax using tjanting tools and paintbrushes. Then the magic happens, when the jewel toned inks flow onto the silk. Silk painting is such an organic way of making art - you can draw your design straight onto the silk with the wax after you’ve had a practice on paper first. Or, if you’re feeling a little nervous, there are some magic disappearing fabric pens to sketch your outline onto silk first. These lines vanish at the end when the wax gets ironed off. On a wellbeing note, it’s the process of making batiks that’s to be enjoyed, rather than focusing on the end result. It’s such a beautiful mindful activity, and the outcome is always a lovely surprise. You can’t always control every drop of wax or ink, so there is joy in relaxing and enjoying the process. This batik workshop is suitable for all abilities.

What's included in the price?

Please bring an apron or wear old clothes to the workshop. Lisa provides inspirational material and also “templates” of designs if you prefer more guidance, but you can bring along any ideas, sketches or inspiration you might have. To give you an idea of scale, you will be working in a square format approx. 28cm x 28cm. You will also have the option to buy a frame, and Lisa can assist you in framing your work of art at the end of the workshop if time permits.


4 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


At Stanwick Lakes, we offer a range of Arts & Crafts and Heritage Courses, from watercolour painting classes to blacksmithing and wood-carving workshops. Alongside offering craft courses, Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750 acre nature reserve and countryside attraction located in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • Mother's Day
  • Easter
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
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Stanwick Lakes is a unique 750 acre nature reserve and countryside attraction located in the heart of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley.

We have extensive play areas, open spaces and paths that families, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers can explore at leisure. We also have specially considered areas dedicated to nature and its wildlife, as well as the history of the site.

Parking is free for workshop attendees - please give your registration plate details to our reception staff in the Visitor Centre on the day.

Alternatively, you can become a member for just £42.00 per year, giving you free access to all our facilities for a whole year, while supporting Rockingham Forest Trust.


Rockingham Forest Trust, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY