Essex Guild of Silk Painters
Essex Guild of Silk Painters

Tutored Classes 2017

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; tel 01277363470

face book Pure Silk Originals and Gorgeous gifts 



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