Students: If you book a course with one of the tutors below, please tell them that you found them through the Guild of Silk Painters website.

Tutors: if you would like your courses to be listed in the journal and on this website page, please email


Isles of Scilly
I run silk painting workshops on Thursday afternoons at my studio on St Mary's for all ages.  You will learn how to mix and apply iron fix silk paints and produce a beautiful scarf with a freehand painting technique. Workshops are also available on St Martin's, Isles of Scilly on Wednesdays during the summer.
Booking essential.
Phoenix Craft Studio, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.

Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Paint your own Silk Scarf!
'Freestyle Painted Silk Scarf Course'
Suitable for all abilities. Max of 4.
Wed, Fri or Sat. 10am - 4pm.
All materials inc. Booking essential.
Bebanne Art, Red House Glass Cone,
Stourbridge, West Mids DY8 4AZ
0777 8767954
or by email:

Woking, Surrey
Jane Cameron runs a range of fabulous silk painting courses from her home studio in Woking and occasionally in London. Courses range from 'silk painted cards' for beginners, as recently featured in Popular Crafts Magazine, to more advanced courses including wax and stamping. She also runs silk painting birthday parties for children age 8 and up.
Please visit for further details and to book online,
or call her on 07958 580 598.

Twyford, Leicestershire
Silk painting days and half-days at Lightwoods Silk Studio, Twyford, near Melton Mowbray, Leics. Special welcome
for beginners. Ring for details: 01664 840787

Runs occasional workshops in
north Merseyside and south Lancashire.
Telephone 01704 875 655,
or visit

Beaumaris, Anglesey

H'Artworks Gallery runs classes regularly in silk painting, silk scarf dyeing, batik, textile art, tie painting, glass painting, watercolours and pastels.
Anne can take groups of up to twelve comfortably
and offers half or full days for groups or individuals in
the old chapel where the Gallery is based, as well as regular classes.
The sessions are tailored for individual needs and can accommodate all ages and abilities including children and family groups. Birthday parties for the young and young at heart a speciality.
Anne is also available for demonstrations and talks further afield and community art projects.

Buxton, Derbyshire
Tutor with 20 years’ experience.
Gutta resist method using heat fixed
silk paints. 
All workshops run from 10.30am – 4.30pm. 
Cost £70 which includes all materials, refreshments and 2 course lunch.
2019 Workshop Dates
Sun 17th February - Beginners’ Workshop
Sun 3rd March - Still Life with Flowers
Sat 9th March - Beginners’ Workshop
Thur 18th April - Painting Sweet Peas
Sat 4th May - Beginners’ Workshop
Sun 19th May - Cacti & Succulents
Sat 8th June - Hot, Hot, Hot!
Sun 23rd June - Beginners’ Workshop
Sat 6th July - Exotic Parrots
Booking essential.
Pauline Townsend Studio, 
3 Marlborough Rd, Buxton, SK17 6RG
To book or for more details
go or

email: or phone: 01298 22117

Isabella runs a variety of courses in shibori and wax-resist using steam-fixed dyes. She also teaches the use of natural dyes on silk, including shibori with natural indigo.
Courses are held at West Dean College and the Ardington School of Crafts. All course details can be found on her website:



Denbigh, N Wales

I am able to provide silk painting and related silk textile embellishment workshops. I also provide mosaic workshops and have experience in schools and within the community.
For further information contact me at 
Cynefin, Goes Road, Denbigh LL16 5NU
or by email:

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Talks, workshops and demonstrations covering key techniques associated with Silk Painting and varied textile techniques. For more information please contact by email: or go to my website:
For more details please contact Liza Jones or Pam Gilfrin, Anglia Leisure Learning Ltd., 3-4 Bradfield Hall, Bradfield Combust, Bury St Edmunds IP30 0LU
T: 020 7834 1066 E:

Westerham, Kent

Silk painting days for beginners/improvers
Maximum of 4 people.
Half day: 10 - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm
All equipment provided - just bring an apron
Full day 10.30am - 4.00pm:
All equipment provided - just bring an apron and lunch.
For more details: or text: 07963 467456

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
From October 2017, in Cambridge
Beginner’s workshops with Individual tuition.
Consecutive days can be arranged for a 2-3 day session
(Accommodation can be booked in the village)
10am to 3pm
For more information please contact:
07484310581 mobile
01223263888  landline

Ascot, Berkshire
Painting on silk is a wonderful way to produce vibrant glowing art works whether in the form of paintings, scarves, cushion-covers, clothing or wall-hangings. Learn all the necessary techniques and options, the dyes and how to handle them, the different kinds of frame, the use of resist.
Details and booking at
All abilities welcome
Aurora is an experienced teacher, a member of the Guild of Silk Painters, a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists,
and an accredited tutor with the International School of Colour.
For more details phone 07710 349804 or email:, or see her website: 

Sutton, Surrey

I offer classes and one day workshops in silk painting or watercolour for beginners or those with more experience in the Surrey - South London area.
Details of some of the classes are on
Courses can be tailor made to suit you.
These can be held at my studio or I may be able to travel to your group.
I wrote a series on painting flowers on silk for
Leisure Painter magazine including painting in layers and hiding the gutta lines.
For more details
email or
phone 020 8643 0165

Chipping Ongar, Essex
All day Saturday workshops. Suitable for beginners or improvers. Cost £45.00 (£35.00 concessions), includes basic materials and tea/coffee.
For more information or to book a place call Sue Thomas 01277 363470 or email