A listing of classes and courses on silk painting. If you book a course with one of the tutors below, please tell them that you found them through the Guild of Silk Painters website.
Tutors, if you would like your courses to be listed in the journal and on this website page (remember you do not have to be in the UK to be listed), please email


Classes: United Kingdom

Liz Askins

I run silk painting workshops on Thursday afternoons at my studio on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly for all ages.  You will learn how to mix and apply iron fix silk paints and produce a beautiful scarf with a freehand painting technique. Workshops are also available on St Martin's, Isles of Scilly on Wednesdays during the summer. Booking essential.Phoenix Craft Studio, St Mary's Isles of Scilly.

I am able to provide silk painting and related silk textile embellishment workshops. I also provide mosaic workshops and have experience in schools and within the community. For further information contact me at
Cynefin, Goes Road, Denbigh LL16 5NU
or by email:

Talks, workshops and demonstrations covering key techniques associated with Silk Painting and varied textile techniques. For more information please contact by email: or go to my website:
Melinda is also doing a weekend's Silk Painting residential course from 27th February - 1st March 2015
Hillscourt, Rednall, S of Birmingham.
For more details please contact Liza Jones or Pam Gilfrin, Anglia Leisure Learning Ltd., 3-4 Bradfield Hall, Bradfield Combust, Bury St Edmunds IP30 0LU
T: 020 7834 1066 E:

Jane Cameron
Jane Cameron runs a range of fabulous silk painting courses from her home studio in Woking and occasionally in London. Courses range from 'silk painted cards' for beginners, as recently featured in Popular Crafts Magazine, to more advanced courses including wax and stamping. She also runs silk painting birthday parties for children age 8 and up. Please visit for further details and to book online, or call her on 07958 580 598.

Silk painting days and half-days at Lightwoods Silk Studio, Twyford, near Melton Mowbray, Leics. Special welcome
for beginners. Ring for details: 01664 840787.

Runs occasional workshops in north Merseyside and south Lancashire. Telephone 01704 875 655,
or visit

Teaching at home in South Shields on Thursday evenings,
6-30 to 8-30 pm. 
For details ring Val on 0191 4217226 or email:;

Mandy Southan teaches residential courses in silk painting, shibori and rozome at West Dean College, nr. Chichester
tel. +44(0)1243 811301 and also offers one-to-one tuition at her home studio in Hastings. 1-3 day courses are tailor-made for individual requirements, contact: or
For details of West Dean courses, dates, costs and booking please contact West Dean direct: Telephone 0844 4994408 or email or visit their website at

Canna lily
I offer classes and one day workshops in silk painting or watercolour for beginners or those with more
experience in the Surrey - South London area.
Details of some of the classes are on
Courses can be tailor made to suit you.
These can be held at my studio in Sutton, Surrey or I may be able to travel to your group.
I wrote a series on painting flowers on silk for
Leisure Painter magazine including painting in layers and hiding the gutta lines. For more details
email or
phone 020 8643 0165

All day Saturday workshops in Chipping Ongar, Essex. Suitable for beginners or improvers. Cost £45.00 (£35.00 concessions), includes basic materials and tea/coffee.
For more information or to book a place call Sue Thomas 01277 363470 or email

Location Buxton, Derbyshire. Tutor with 17 years experience. Most workshops suitable for beginners unless stated. Gutta resist method using heat fixed silk paints.
Sun.6th Sept – Painting Beach Huts
Sun.13th Sept – Beginners’ Workshop 
Sun.27th Sep – Painting Landscapes 
Sun.11th Oct – Indian Influences
Thur.22nd Oct – Inspired by Autumn
Sun.22nd Nov – Beginners’ Workshop 
Sat 28th & Sun 29th.Nov – Christmas Workshops
All workshops run from 10.30am – 4.30pm.
Cost £60 which includes all materials and 2 course lunch. Booking essential. Pauline Townsend Studio,
3 Marlborough Rd, Buxton, SK17 6RG
To book or for more details go to website: or
email: or phone: 01298 22117

Isabella runs a variety of courses in shibori and wax-resist using steam-fixed dyes. She also teaches the use of natural dyes on silk, including shibori with natural indigo.
Courses are held at West Dean College and the Ardington School of Crafts. All course details can be found on her website:



United Kingdom