In-person course
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Silk Painting Workshop at Hanwell Wine Estate



Come and start your silk printing journey. This effective silk printing technique will encourage your creativity and surprise you as you create your unique, individual artwork on silk. Exceptionally talented and textile design trained, Sue will take you through each step to create something you will be proud of. Located in our 100sqm Craft barn at Hanwell Wine Estate you will have time to relax, engage and take inspiration from the beautiful views from the window. What you will make – A panel approx. 35x35cm which could be framed as is or could be made into a cushion. What you will learn: How to prepare your silk panel Preparation to create your outline ready for painting Painting techniques Colourway selection from the many available, and paint your panel How to set and finish your piece. Who is this workshop for? Everyone, but perfect for absolute beginners ready to learn an addictive craft. Outline of your day: Welcome with refreshments and meet your tutor Introduction to materials & tools Silk panel preparation and outline Refreshment break with snack 2 course homemade lunch with a glass of local wine Choose your colour and paint Break for refreshments Finish and set piece About your tutor Sue After gaining a degree in Textiles and Design Management, Sue worked in printed textiles and graphic design for many years. She has studied Interior Design with the OCA, Botanical Painting, Pottery, Silk Painting, Portraiture and, at the National Design Academy, Mural Design and Professional Paint Finishes. For many years Sue worked on commission portraits and murals, loving designing a finished product for a client and being able to see their expression when they view their work for the first time and know she has made something unique and beautiful that they will treasure for many years to come. Taking this love of design forward, over the last 12 years, Sue has also been designing and implementing a range of art classes and creative workshops, both for adults and children. These include pencil drawing, silk painting, acrylics, soft pastels and watercolour. To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 8. (Please note: a minimum number of 4 bookings is required in order for the session to go ahead)

What's included in the price?

What is included – All materials will be provided for you and the workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
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No prior knowledge is required, this course is designed for beginners or those wishing to learn the art of cyanotype.


Hanwell Wine Estate, Melton Road, Hickling Pastures, Melton Mowbray, Nottinghamshire, LE14 3QG