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 Landscapes with Claire Drewe Claire Drewe

30 Jun to 30 Jul 2018 9.30am to 12.30pm
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This workshop includes entry to the Thread Festival at Farnham Maltings. Follow the link to Farnham Maltings to buy tickets.

Using the theme of landscapes, we will explore the basic techniques of batik. 

We will be using traditional tools such as tjantings and kistkas to draw with, as well as brushes and other tools for mark making, layering colours using multiple waxings to create a unique image.  Whilst the workshop will be aimed at beginners there will be plenty of opportunity to expand for more experienced batikers.

Thread Festival @ Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

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

2 to 4 Aug 2018
Oxford Summer School

Batik at Missenden with Angela Lenman
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Angela Lenman

13 to 14 Aug 2018

Over the two days, 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, London Rd, Great Missenden HP16 0BD 01494 866811

Patterns from the East Jenny O'Leary

14 Aug 2018
Westhope College, Craven Arms

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

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
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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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