Silk Painting for Beginners, Derbyshire


Duration: 1 day

Price: £70

Run by: Pauline Townsend
at Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

01298 22117

3 Marlborough Road
Buxton
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6RG

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About the Course

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 home studio in the beautiful town of Buxton, Derbyshire.

Maximum of 6 places to ensure individual attention.

Pauline has been a professional silk painter for 20 years, her work reflecting her love of colour and providing a unique, stylised interpretation of flowers and landscape

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The price includes all materials, refreshments and a hearty 2 course lunch.


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Six people attended Pauline's one day beginners course. This enabled Pauline to give us all the attention we needed. The content of the course was very well thought out and delivered with skill. The room used for the course is light, airy and comfortable. We were made very welcome and the course included a delicious two course lunch. All materials were supplied and by the end of the day we had all produced a sampler and a picture of tulips from a template supplied by Pauline. It was amazing how varied the results were using just three colours of silk paint. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to try silk painting.

- - #10341

I attended Pauline's course a few weeks ago. I haven't done any painting courses before so I was quite nervous but I was put at ease & as others have commented the pace was just right with lots of encouragement ! I was amazed just how different our pieces of work turned out although we worked to the same template - wonderful ! I have now started to do little pieces at home but will come back for a 'top up' of my skills.

- - #9638

I had a wonderful day silk painting with Pauline a couple of weeks ago, she made us all feel so welcome I her lovely home and studio. The course was well paced so that we all went home with a good knowledge of the basics and a piece of work that we could be proud of even though most of us had not done this type of work before. If it wasn't so far away for me I would be attending courses regularly but in the meantime I have continued to practice my silk painting with varying degrees of success and I do hope to go back again in the not too distant future. I highly recommend this course.

- - #9470

Attended Pauline's silk painting workshop yesterday 25th February 2017, I had a wonderful day and learnt such a lot, the workshop has given me great inspiration. Don't worry if you have never tried silk painting before Pauline takes you through everything step by step through the different techniques so no one is left behind, we all came home with a lovely painting. The lunch was delicious, I look forward to my next workshop with Pauline already booked in May.
Marion Taylor

- - #7990

I attended a Beginners workshop. Pauline was very encouraging and the small group friendly, making a lovely relaxing atmosphere. All the materials were provided for us to learn the techniques in the morning and then produce a lovely painting in the afternoon. We were all able to chat over the delicious lunch. Seeing the results from everyone was inspiring, I will definitely be using the skills learnt in the future. I would highly recommend the workshop.

- - #7984

I really enjoyed this day. Pauline is very warm and welcoming and the small group size made it feel really friendly. She provided a template so those of us that aren't naturally creative could produce something to take home. Taking into account the quality of the lunch, I think this course is very good value for money too.

- - #6703

I attended Pauline's silk painting for beginners workshop with my mum as a treat for her birthday. We both had a really fantastic day. Great atmosphere and lovely to meet others on the same workshop. Pauline was a really good teacher, very patient and encouraging and it was very rewarding to learn new skills, I was amazed at what we all produced and all so different. I would truly recommend one of Pauline's workshops a very special treat. Thankyou Pauline.

- - #6250

I went on one of Pauline's flower painting courses and had an excellent day. The pace was just right and the class had a lovely atmosphere. Having lunch provided was a real treat too!

- - #5866

Have been to several of Pauline's workshops over the last couple of years and have enjoyed every one. Pauline is an excellent teacher and very inspirational. Small classes of around 6 people and always a delicious lunch. Cannot recommend her classes more highly, always a warm welcome, can't wait for the next one.

- - #5054

I cannot recommend Pauline's silk painting days highly enough. Apart from being great fun the whole experience is so therapeutic and the time flies. Pauline is truly talented and her work is stunning - I feel proud whenever I see it for sale just because I know her!!! The lunch provided is scrumptious and served in a most welcoming and homely setting. I have done several days and shall certainly be booking in for some more in the future.

- - #5050

I attended a beginners course several years ago and loved it.Pauline is an excellent tutor putting you at ease and making you feel comfortable in her home. I am not remotely artistic so I was rather concerned that it might be beyond me, I needn't have worried. Everything was well prepared by Pauline, templates provided and demonstrations given of the techniques we would need.What amazed me was how different everyone's project turned out and I was delighted to have produced something that I was really proud of. The lunch provided was absolutely delicious and far exceeded my expectations. Since the beginners course I have been on many, many more courses and everyone has been excellent.If you fancy trying out silk painting or if you just feel like treating yourself to a special day out, get in touch with Pauline, you won't regret it.

- - #5040

What a lovely day silk painting! It was thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing, plus a delicious lunch. I'm very pleased with the pieces I produced on the day, and hope to continue silk painting in the future. Thank you Pauline.

- - #5007

Finally, after many years seeing Pauline in action on an open studios day, I tried Silk painting under her expert tuition. She had constructed the day perfectly (no surprise as she had been teaching a fair while). People who have never painted anything can get on board quickly; those with experience in other techniques can quickly adapt their learning to this new skill. I'm looking forward to practising and then coming on her other courses.

- - #4856

What an amazing two days. I have waited years to go on a silk painting course, and Pauline was excellent. I had one day with the group and then a truly inspiring and wonderful day on my own. Pauline is an excellent tutor and a very generous and giving teacher.
Lunch both days was yummy too

- - #4838

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