Essex Guild of Silk Painters
Essex Guild of Silk Painters

Branch Events 2019


Branch events are open to members only and places must be booked in advance. We are however a friendly group and open to new members joining!


Most workshops are held the first Saturday of each month, in Toot Hill Village Hall, near Ongar from 10am-4pm.  Please note details on the dates below will change slightly during the year; we will try to keep them up to date here but will also try to notify members directly of any sudden short-notice changes! Please book spaces by emailing Sue O on



Meetings planned for 2019: 

Please note these may change especially later in the year.

5th January -                         AGM and Julie’s practice run for her class at the festival

2nd February -                      Cancelled due to snow warnings and illness

2nd March -                           Group challenge for the festival, put together design

6th April -                              Individual & Group challenges

11th May -                             Individual challenges

30th / 31st May/ 1st June    Batik 3 day workshop with Sue T at Toot Hill + Committee on 1st

6th July                                  PAT testing for electrical appliances, play day and prep for the Festival


13th-14th July                      We are hosting the National Silk Festival for GoSP in Southend!


3 August                                 Play day, relaxing and debriefing on the Festival.

7th September                       Copped Hall (confirmed) -visit and paint inspired by the gardens

5th October                            Playday (probably finishing Copped Hall pieces) 

2nd November                       Jenny O’Leary yeaches Batik- landscapes and buildings


7th December                        Christmas Party and workshop TBA


Please see the Gallery and the Past Events page for some highlights of previous years.



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