Workshops & Talks

A number of Batik Guild members regularly run workshops and give talks on batik. A selection of forthcoming events is listed here.

Talks and workshops in England

Trees; An Exploration Through Batik Jenny O'Leary

24 Jun 2021 10am - 4pm

An exciting workshop using the technique of batik (hot wax resist) to create pieces of work inspired by trees.Their structure, leaves, shape, seasons and topiary can all be used as inspiration. Working on tissue paper and fabric with wax, bleach, inks and dyes, create fabulous textures and effects. Learn how to use various conventional and unconventional tools to apply the wax to create different marks and textures. Your work will be suitable for further development with stitch should you wish to take your creativity further.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

A picnic lunch will be provided.


Westhope College, Westhope, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL

Abstract Batik Workshop Andrew Wynne

3 Jul 2021 10am - 5pm

An innovative workshop; in short,a wonderful way to spend a Saturday, with like-minded creatives! Learning and developing skills in Batik, includingmaterials choices, wax resist application, dyeing and finishing -- all to an abstract theme.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and learners with some experience.  Participants will be encouraged to experiment through a range of techniques and processes, to encouragespontaneity on a range of materials, leading to a final abstract piece.

Everything is provided (apart from lunch), including materials, tools and equipment, learning resources and examples, plus tea, coffee & biscuits.

Bookings are strictly by full payment in advance. £75.00 per person, payable by cheque or bank transfer.


Laundry Rooms Workshops, Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire NN6 9HD (NN6 9EZ for Satnav)

Batik Books Jenny O'Leary

20 Jul 2021 10am - 4pm

The beautiful shapes of seedpods and various plant forms will be used as inspiration to create a batik on tissue paper folded book.Working with hot wax as a resist on tissue we will use bleach and inks to create beautiful designs related to the theme. You will learn how to use various conventional and unconventional tools to apply the wax to create different marks and textures.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

A picnic lunch will be provided.


Westhope College Westhope Craven Arms Shropshire SY7 9JL

'Discover the Magic of Batik' with Rosi Robinson (in Sussex)

30 to 31 Oct 2021 9.30 am - 4 pm

'Discover the Magic' Workshop is a one or two-day batik workshop suitable for any level of experience. Internationally renowned batik artist and instructor, Rosi Robinson, will take you through a variety of traditional and contemporary waxing techniques on cotton fabric and paper using hot liquid wax and fibre-reactive dyes. Under Rosi's supervision you can work at your own pace and ability. Please contact Rosi on if you'd like more information.

The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex RH17 7ED

Talks and workshops in North America

Batik Classes at Shalawalla Gallery, La Veta, Colorado Jonathan and Beth Evans

7 Jun to 31 Aug 2021

Beth & Jonathan Evansoffer these classes in their studio at the Gallery.

Whether you're a beginner or advanced, the classes are tailored for you. From 1 day to 4-day courses.

We are now taking reservations for this summer. Suggest dates that would work for you and if we are free, we can book them now. But please hurry as we are suddenly getting busy again.
Vaccinations are mandatory to take classes at Shalawalla Gallery- for your own protection.

Shalawalla Gallery, 107 W. Ryus, La Veta, CO., USA

Talks and workshops in Rest of World

A Series of online Worshops by Nia Fliam and Ismoyo Agus

16 Apr to 30 Sep 2021 Various

FREE INTRO WEBINAR Schedule for a Free Introductory Webinar (30-40 minutes) Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam Ismoyo will introduce the framework and context of the three virtual workshops which are being offered and will share examples from their collaborative batik experiences. Their presentation will be followed with a question and answer session. REGISTRATION LINK: 


More workshops and talks

The following Guild members may also offer workshops and talks by arrangement.

Members in England
Photo of Jenn Adamson
Jenn Adamson
Sara Bishop Gill Curry Helen Dougall Claire Drewe Kyrle du Heaume
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Marina Elphick
Photo of Heather Gatt
Heather Gatt
Shelagh Hetreed Wendy James Caroline King
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Angela Lenman
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Barbara Melling
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Barbara Meynell
Jenny O'Leary Robin Paris
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Sue Rhodes-Simpson
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Rosi Robinson
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Sarah Tucker
Jo Whiteland Andrew Wynne
Members in Scotland
Jane Lannagan
Members in Wales
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Dorothy Morris
Members in Europe
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Isabella Künzli Waller
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Shuen-Li Spirit
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Christina Szabo
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Rita Trefois
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Eleonora Ur
Members in North America
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Susan Metzger
Members in Rest of World
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Catalina Espina
Monisha Gallage Xingdong Zhu
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