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.
April 8th Revised Date! Beginners and More
Whether you are a complete beginner or feel you need more practise with basic skills, techniques getting familiar with materials and products – this is a great day to find out more . . .have fun . . be inspired!
May 20th Gutta. . . Lines, No Lines
Gutta is a product that provides a resist and allows you to draw designs , that you can then paint . . BUT there are ways to produce designs with out gutta . .or to use it so the lines are hidden or the lines become a decorative feature.
June 17th Introduction to Batik
Batik is a traditional way of using Wax is a resist. Fun to create new and exciting designs, using wax, brushes, tjantings and tjaps
BATIK In conjunction with Essex Silk Painters
June 29th /30th 2 Day Batik Special
July 15th I must go down to the see again. . . . .
Sea scapes, landscapes and beautiful skies . . or things that you will find on a beach or swimming in the sea. A huge topic as our starting point
August 19th African Inspiration – Exploring colour patterns
Africa provides us with wonderful starting points. Colours, plants, animals, patterns, people . . .endless inspiration.
Sept 16th NO CLASS (Sue will be visiting Festival of Silk Stoke - 16th – 17th)
Oct 21st Fold, Tie, Splash – adventures with Microwave Magic
What it says on the package !. .endless fun and inspiration . .using a microwave
Nov 18th Cards and Things
An opportunity to use up lots of lovely small bits of silk . .or paint new pieces . .to make special cards for all occasions
Classes are small to ensure you receive ample Tutor time. Booking is essential!
The day runs from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Basic materials are supplied. Just bring you and your lunch
Cost £45.00 (discount for Members of Essex Silk Painters £40.00 )
The venue is Toot Hill Village Hall CM5 9LR. Easy Parking. Disabled access.
If you are interested or have any questions
Contact Sue Thomas email; firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01277363470
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