CLASSES & COURSES:

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 elittaf@gmail.com

 

Classes: United Kingdom


Liz Askins

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. www.scillyscarves.co.uk
Email: scillyscarves@gmail.com


BEVERLEY BELSHAW
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: bev@bevbelshaw.co.uk
www.bevbelshaw.co.uk


MELINDA BERKOVITZ
Talks, workshops and demonstrations covering key techniques associated with Silk Painting and varied textile techniques. For more information please contact by email: melinda@berkovitz.co.uk or go to my website: www.easttextile.co.uk
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: info@anglialeisurelearning.co.uk


Jane Cameron
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 www.janecameron.co.uk for further details and to book online, or call her on 07958 580 598.


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


PAULA MAXFIELD
Runs occasional workshops in north Merseyside and south Lancashire. Telephone 01704 875 655,
email: paula@artonsilk.co.uk
or visit www.artonsilk.co.uk


AURORA SPAIN
Painting on silk is a wonderful way to produce vibrant glowing art works whether in the form of paintings, scarves, cushion-covers, clothing or wall-hangings. Learn all the necessary techniques and options, the dyes and how to handle them, the different kinds of frame, the use of resist.

Classes are on Fridays from 10.30 to 1.00 at The Pavilion, Broomhall Road, Sunningdale, Berkshire, SL5 0QS.
Summer Term starts Fri 29 April 2016
£135 for 9-week term, plus materials.

ALSO: One day Silk painting workshops
 in Marlborough at St Johns, Granham Hill, SN8 4AX
Sat 14 May 2016  11.00-17.00
Silk painting: a practical introduction
Sat 23 July 2016  11-1700
Painted Silk on Glass platters
Details and booking at
www.stjohns.wilts.sch.uk/art-design/
All abilities welcome

Aurora is an experienced teacher, a member of the Guild of Silk Painters, a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists, and an accredited tutor with the International School of Colour.
For more details phone 07710 349804 or email: aurora.spain@talktalk.net, or see her website: www.saa.co.uk/art/aurora 


ANN SNAITH
On Anglesey: H'Artworks Gallery runs classes regularly in silk painting, silk scarf dyeing, batik, textile art, tie painting, glass painting, watercolours and pastels.
Anne can take groups of up to twelve comfortably
and offers half or full days for groups or individuals in
the old chapel where the Gallery is based, as well as regular classes.
The sessions are tailored for individual needs and can accommodate all ages and abilities including children and family groups. Birthday parties for the young and young at heart a speciality.
Anne is also available for demonstrations and talks further afield and community art projects.
hartworks@btinternet.com


Canna lily
TESSA SPANTON
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 www.saa.co.uk/art/tessaspanton.
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 tessa_spanton@lineone.net or
phone 020 8643 0165


SUE THOMAS
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 suezeq@lineone.net


Pauline Townsend: Sweet Peas
PAULINE TOWNSEND
Location Buxton, Derbyshire. Tutor with 17 years experience. Most workshops suitable for beginners unless stated. Gutta resist method using heat fixed silk paints.
Sun.4th Sept – Beginners’ Workshop 
Sat 17th Sept – Inspired by Gustav Klimt  
Sun.25th Sep – Inspired by Tiffany 
Sat. 1st Oct – Beginners’ Workshop
Sun.9th Oct – Cottage Garden 
Sat. 22nd Oct – Birdies & Blossom
Sat. 5th Nov – Inspired by Tiffany
Sat 26th & Sat.10th Dec – Christmas Workshops 

All workshops run from 10.30am – 4.30pm.
Cost £65 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: www.silkpainter.co.uk or
email: pauline@silkpainter.co.uk or phone: 01298 22117



ISABELLA WHITWORTH
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: www.isabellawhitworth.com


 

 

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