Essex Guild of Silk Painters
Essex Guild of Silk Painters

Tutored Classes 2018

These classes are run by our resident artist Sue Thomas at Toot Hill and are open to all. They are not Essex Silk Guild workshops but form a good introduction to various techniques and for beginners. Booking is still essential; the topics may change during the year due to availability so booking will ensure you are informed as soon as possible of any changes. 


If you have never been before and need directions or have any questions,about the day please contact Sue (see bottom of page). Sue says:

"My workshop days are designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore and develop your skills and techniques. Although this is not an Course as such, and you may not be able to come every month, I have tried to design the days so that you have variety, opportunity and inspiration and you can build on each one, developing and improving your skills as a silk painter. They are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. I will send out reminders to you, and the days or themes may be liable to change".



Febuary 17th  'Beginners and Design' - A great day to come and have fun and try out lots of materials and techniques

March17th 'Beginners and More'Further opportunities to experiment with steam fix dyes, and effects with Salt and  Alcohol

April 14th 'Tie, Splash and Fold' An introduction and exploration with microwave dyeing

May 19th Introduction to Batik - using wax as a resist on paper, silk and cotton.

June 16th 'KLIMT' Using this artist to inspire us with colour, pattern, print and a bit of gold bling!

July 21st 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside' . . using a variety of mediums and the sea as our starting point.

August 18th 'Flowers and Foliage'

September 15th

October 20th 'Designing and painting a cushion'
Numbers will be limited for this class.
Cost of cushion extra. 

November 17th ' Cards and things!'

Classes ar small to ensure you have enough tutor time and working space. Therefore booking is essential.
The day runs from 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Basic materials are supplied - just bring you and your lunch!
Cost for day £45.00 ( £40.00 for Essex Silk Painters


If you are interested or have any questions

Contact Sue Thomas email; tel 01277 363470

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