Introduction to Painting on Silk

A student painting her first work of art


You will learn how to prepare the silk for painting and then add the gutta or resist, to stop the colours running into each other. I will also show you how to achieve a variety of effects in your painting.

This is a unique experience in a relaxed atmosphere. It also makes a lovely gift experience for someone special and is a great opportunity for friends to enjoy learning together in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

You will take home a completed work of art ready for framing, hanging or mounting on canvas.

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


Lesley Scarff at Sea Witch Crafts

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52 Overhill
East Sussex
BN42 4WJ

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6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Barbara Rogers - - #34069

Highly recommend Lealey’s silk painting workshop - it was highly enjoyable, Lesley was very engaging and knowledgeable, I want to carry on with silk painting as a hobby and I came away with lots of tips and the confidence to do this. Lesley introduced me to a wide range of techniques and effects and I also learned about different silks and which to choose. As I had previous experience of silk painting before and had a design in mind, Lesley tailored the experience to suit me however Lesley’s workshop is also suitable for anyone who has never tried silk painting before and doesn’t know how to begin to produce a design - you will be amazed and proud of what you come away with. I look forward to doing another workshop with Lesley in the future.

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