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

Birds and Beautiful Creatures - batik on fabric and tissue Jenny O'Leary

3 to 4 Mar 2018
Oxford Summer School

Batik on Fabric and Paper Jane Lannagan

17 to 18 Mar 2018

Students will learn the basic techniques of batik, and produce one or more colourful traditional batik designs or pictures on fabric, and several experimental works on paper.


Missenden School of Creative Arts, Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD Tel: 07955 484605

Nature in Batik Jenny O'Leary

20 Mar 2018
Westhope College, Craven Arms.

Batik for Collage Jenny O'Leary

31 Mar 2018
Willow Gallery, Oswestry

Batik for Collage Jenny O'Leary

7 Apr 2018
Westhope College, Craven Arms

Discover the Magic of Batik Workshop with Rosi Robinson
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Rosi Robinson

7 to 8 Apr 2018 9.30am - 4.00pm

Discover the magic of this wonderful traditional resist technique of decorating fabric and paper. This one/two day workshop is suitable for any level of experience. You can work at your own pace and ability. Rosi Robinson, an internationally renowned batik artist and instructor, will guide you through different projects. You will be introduced to a variety of traditional and contemporary waxing techniques on both cotton fabric and paper. You will learn how to build up a batik picture in a painterly way, as well as how to create abstract designs in collage and on paper. The cost of a one-day workshop is £50 and a two-day one is £100, plus an additional charge of £8 for materials. Please contact Rosi on for more information.

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

Batik Birds on Fabric Jenny O'Leary

9 May 2018
Westhope College, Craven Arms

Patterns from the East: batik Jenny O'Leary

19 May 2018
Willow Gallery Oswestry

Batik for Collage Jenny O'Leary

13 Jun 2018
Westhope College, Craven Arms.

Trees - an exploration through Batik Jenny O'Leary

21 to 22 Jun 2018
Art Van Go, Knebworth

Batik Birds on Fabric Jenny O'Leary

7 Jul 2018
Westhope College, Craven Arms

Inspired by John Piper - batik on fabric and tissue Jenny O'Leary

2 to 4 Aug 2018
Oxford Summer School

Patterns from the East Jenny O'Leary

14 Aug 2018
Westhope College, Craven Arms

Batik inspired by John Piper Jenny O'Leary

6 to 7 Nov 2018
Art Van Go, Knebworth

Talks and workshops in Rest of World

Thetis Blacker Temenos Batik Scholarship

1 Oct 2018
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Applications for 2019

The Temenos Academy is a teaching organisation dedicated to the “learning of the imagination” and awards a bi-annual scholarship, in memory of Thetis Blacker, to facilitate members of the Batik Guild and other batik artists studying the art of batik. It is envisioned that this will be primarily, but not exclusively, to support overseas research, study, field work and travel relevant to the creation of batiks. The award will be granted by a joint panel appointed by both the Temenos Academy and the Batik Guild and arranged by mutual agreement.

Once the judges have made their decision, all applicants will be informed and payment will be made as a lump sum direct to the winner within 30 days. On completion of the project, the recipient of the award will submit a short report to the Trustees of the Temenos Academy and to the Batik Guild for publication in their magazine.

The 2017 scholarship was awarded to Nia Fliamm & Agus Ismoyo in Java. The next award of up to £2,000 will be made in 2019 with the deadline for applications being 31 January 2019. Application forms will be available from the Batik Guild Secretary from October 2018.

Open to all Batik artists/researchers, from any country. Membership of the Batik Guild is not a requirement to apply.

More workshops and talks

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

Members in England
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Jenn Adamson
Sarah Bishop Gill Curry Helen Dougall Claire Drewe Kyrle du Heaume
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Marina Elphick
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Diane Gaffney
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Heather Gatt
Shelagh Hetreed Wendy James Caroline King Marie-Therese King
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Heather Koumi
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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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Rosi Robinson
Kiranada Sterling Benjamin
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Sarah Tucker
Members in Scotland
Jane Lannagan
Members in Wales
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Wendy Evans
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Dorothy Morris
Members in Europe
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Rita Trefois
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Eleonora Ur
Members in Rest of World
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Catalina Espina
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