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

Batik with Angela Lenman
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Angela Lenman

6 Oct 2018 10 - 4pm

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


Cranleigh Arts Centre 1 High St, Cranleigh GU6 8AS

'Discover the Magic of Batik' workshop with Rosi Robinson
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Rosi Robinson

27 to 28 Oct 2018 9.30am - 4pm

Come and explore the Magic of Batik. Rosi will take you through different batik projects both on paper and on fabric, using traditional and contemporary tools. Both beginners and those with experience are welcome. For more information, please contact Rosi on

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

Batik inspired by John Piper Jenny O'Leary

6 to 7 Nov 2018
Art Van Go, Knebworth

Talks and workshops in North America

'Javanese Batik and European Art Nouveau and Art Deco' Talk given by Maria Friend Maria Friend

13 Oct 2018 10.30am

Batik, the technique of patterning cloth through the application of wax, reached the highest level of complexity on the Indonesian island of Java. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the technique was introduced to Europe, where it became a distinctive feature of Art Nouveau and Art Deco design.


George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, Washington DC, USA, 701 21st Street, NW Washington, DC

'Menyanting': A 3-Day Batik Making Workshop

19 to 21 Oct 2018

Taught by Bhu Dalmini, Director, Batik Tulis Kebon Indah, Central Java

Assisted by Daniel Gundlach, Owner, The Language of Cloth

Bu Dalmini is a batik artist and the Director of Batik Tulis Kebon Indah, a collective of 169 women batik makers in the village of Bayat near the famous 9th century Hindu temple of Prambanan in Central Java. Bu came to the US last January for the first time to lead a talented group of textile enthusiasts in a batik workshop at The Language of Cloth studio in San Francisco. All aspects of traditional batik-making processes practiced in Java for centuries were covered, and participants were able to design and create their own batik works of art.

• This workshop and celebration is made possible by Slow Fiber Studios™. 

Slow Fiber Studios Annex | 1825 Eighth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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
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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
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Sarah Tucker
Members in Scotland
Jane Lannagan
Members in Wales
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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
Kiranada Sterling Benjamin
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