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 Treasurer@essexsilkpainters.co.uk
Jan 7th- AGM and making cards
Feb 4th- preparing work for sale and exhibition
Mar 4th- playday theme: "Serendipity" and preparing for our exhibition 10th-24th
Apr 1st- silk paper workshop with Sue O'Hea
May 6th- Hidden gutta/no lines workshop with Sue Thomas
June 3rd- playday theme: "Skies"
June 29th-1st July- wax workshop and playdays: 1 or 2 days will be led by Sue Thomas, probably Thurs 29th & Fri 30th
There will also be PAT testing of portable electrical applicances available for Guild members. Details TBA
Aug 5th- Playday
Aug 19th- annual tour, picnic and sketching at Copped Hall
Sept 2nd- PLayday- "autumn"
Oct 7th- Procion dyes basic techniques
Nov 4th- decolourant workshop
Dec 2nd- Xmas lunch and working with special effects on silk with alcohol/white spirit
Last year our sessions included felting, general silk painting techniques, a 3 day workshop in the summer and a japanese-themed workshop. Please see the Gallery within the Past Events page for some highlights.