Art Silk Painting And Batik

Tutor Caren Threlfall | Fee £79 | 6 weeks

A fun, creative course that explores all the techniques associates with Silk Painting and Batik. Discover how to create beautiful pieces of art, painted onto pure silk, using a variety of different techniques including ‘Guttas’ or outliners, using salt to create textured effects and hot wax as a resist in order to produce stunning Batik pieces.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?

You will be taught how to prepare the silk for painting, how to apply the dye and paints as well as how to use hot wax in batik work. You will also have produced a number of finished pieces, which you will also be shown how to finish and mount in order to display them .The course is taught by tutor demonstration and then by having a go yourself with the tutor on hand for help and advice.
By the end of the course you will have a portfolio of samples for your own reference of the different techniques covered.

What do I need to bring with me? Are there any additional costs?

The tutor will provide materials each week which are included in the course fee, but you may want to bring along silk and paints as the course develops for your own use. Books will be suggested but are not essential.

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

About the tutor
Caren studied fashion design at University of Salford and then worked in the fashion industry as a designer of Ladies’ and Children’s wear for well-known high street stores.
Today Caren’s uses wool & silk fibres in a ‘painterly’ way in order to create textural moody felt pieces that depict landscapes, seascapes & floral designs. As well as felt, Caren works in other textile media including: Batiks, Silk Paintings, Hand Made Silk Paper pieces & Devore.
In addition to creating & selling her own work, Caren teaches adult classes & workshops as well as privately. She also teaches Art in primary schools throughout Cumbria and Lancashire.


The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate


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