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


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Beverly 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 2 The West Wing, Lleweni, Denbighshire, LL16 4BW or

Melinda Berkovitz
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:

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 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,
or visit

Kaz Mills
Lessons, workshops and demonstrations in north Yorkshire. Telephone 07414 967 707,
or visit

Rainbow Silks
Rainbow Silks of Great Missenden, Bucks, offers classes on all textile arts including silk painting. or tel 01494 862111

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

Anne Snaith
Anne Snaith

H'Artworks Gallery and Art Workshops is based at the Forum, 6 Church Street, Beaumaris LL58 8AA in the beautiful surroundings of the Island of Anglesey. Overlooking the Snowdonia hills, Anglesey is the perfect place to find creative relaxation.
One to one or small group tuition to suit your requirements. Classes are offered in Silk painting, Silk scarf dying as well as Glass painting, mixed media and a variety of textile art including batik and can be from 2 hours to a full day.
All ages and abilities catered for, from beginners taster days through to more advanced students looking for a more complete experience.
Children’s birthday parties are proving to be a great success and all welcome - I can also do outside workshops for various groups and clubs, again all ages and abilities catered for.
For further information, please contact Anne Snaith on either 01248 811226 or 01248 812045 E-mail

Mandy Southan
Mandy Southan teaches residential courses in silk painting, shibori and rozome at West Dean College, nr. Chichester or
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

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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
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

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

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.
Contact me for full workshop content:

Sun. 23rd February – Silk Painting for Beginners
Sun. 23rd March – Silk Painting for Beginners
Sun. 6th April – Bouquet of Spring Flowers
Thu. 1st May – Peak District Landscapes
Thu. 5th June - Silk Painting for Beginners
Sat. 14th June – Iris Cushion Cover
Sun. 6th July – Painting Foxgloves

All workshops run from 10.30am – 4.30pm.
Cost £60 which includes all materials and 2 course lunch. Booking essential.
Venue: Pauline Townsend Studio, 3 Marlborough Rd, Buxton, SK17 6RG
To book or for more details please visit my website:, email: or phone: 01298 22117

Claire Turner
Talks and demonstrations, private tuition.
or email:

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. Courses are held  at West Dean College, Dillington House and the Ardington School of Crafts. Details can be found on her website:


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