Silk Painting for beginners with Jane Hughes



If you would like to learn how to paint on silk to create pictures this is the course for you. I shall take you through the equipment you need, and have fun exploring different techniques before creating a silk picture. I will show you how to use the finished silks to create a picture and a card. This is a 3 hour workshop. This course is suitable for both individuals or 2 people can come to my home in Market Drayton, I can also take up to 5 people in my local hall. A little about me I retired from teaching 7 years ago and developed my love of art in retirement. I have worked mainly in watercolours and acrylics before discovering the joys of silk painting. I just love the vibrant colours and effects that can be created. I exhibit my work locally and sell my cards in outlets around Market Drayton. I am also a member of Gallery 12 in Eccleshall. I shall be working along side you so you can see how I work and we can discuss options and techniques as we work.

What's included in the price?

I provide all the equipment you need and some templates, ideas and photos to work from but feel free to bring your own ideas as a starting point. Just bring an apron or wear old clothes. I provide tea, coffee and biscuits but bring your own lunch.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Hello, I retired from teaching 7 years ago and started to develop my arty side. I worked in watercolour and acrylics attending numerous workshops to develop my art skills. Two / three years ago I stumbled on Craftcourses and booked a silk painting course and I loved it. Silk painting then became my preferred art form. I then discovered batik using hot wax. Some of my silk paintings I go on to embellish with stitching and appliqué. I am passionate about my art and now run workshops, exhibit my work and sell my work through artisan markets. Many of my works have been printed to make greetings cards.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
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