The Magic of Silk Painting

The Magic of Silk Painting one day course with Melinda Berkovitz

A one day course creating works of art in a quality hotel in Ipswich

Tutor:Melinda Berkovitz
Dates:Friday, 13 JulyFriday, 13 July 2018
Venue:Holiday Inn, Copdock, Ipswich

All about your one day course

Your course

On this one day course you will have an opportunity to explore key techniques associated with Silk Painting – watercolour effects, salt patterning and gutta resist designs.

There is no need to be able to draw, just have an interest in exploring the magical qualities of vibrant colour and design when painting on silk.

We will also explore colour layering effects and incorporate print and stamp overlays allowing each participant to produce unique and exciting results.

During the day you will produce a number of sample effects ideal for using in cards, pictures and a wide range of textile projects. This course is suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced.

Your tutor

Melinda Berkovitz has been teaching and working as a textile artist for over 25 years. She is a founder member and was a past Chairman of EAST (East Anglian Stitch Textiles) and the ’93 Chelmsford Textile group as well as a member of several other textile based organisations.

She regularly lectures and provides study days for specialist groups all over the country. Her knowledge and experience of the subject guarantees an interesting and dynamic course for everyone.

Your venue and food

Your course will run at the Holiday Inn, Copdock, Ipswich, a modern, three star venue with good facilities and close to the junction of the A12 and A14.

Your course timings

Your course starts at 10 am so do pleas aim to arrive by around 9:45 am to give you time to find your course room, meet you tutor and fellow students. Tea and coffee are on take all day as are cookies and fresh fruit. And a freshly prepared two course lunch will be served in the middle of the day.

Your day break

  • A full 5 hours tuition from a leading specialist tutor

  • Use of a lively course room

  • Delicious, freshly cooked lunch

  • Refreshment on tap through your course

  • Free parking and Wi-Fi

  • An inspirational and rewarding break from your daily routine

Course fees

Course fees are £88
There is a £15 charge per student payable to the tutor to cover the materials for the day. Materials include: iron fix silk paints, guttas, additional colour medium as required, salts, Habotai 8 silk fabric and one 12 inch square stretch frame. Additional frames available from tutor if required at £5 each.

Students’ Requirements List

A full requirements list will be sent to students in advance of the course start date.

How to book

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Why Our Customers Love Our Courses

Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting.   Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor);  it was a wonderful weekend.

Susan Rhodes

Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.

Jenny Macleod

I really enjoyed the course and you did and excellent job organising it. The highlight was falling in love with sewing again, after a five year gap. Thank you!

Heather McInroy

I have attended two courses in the last six months. Excellent tutors and excellent venues.  I’ve learnt so many new quilting techniques.  Can’t wait until the next one.

Yvonne Gill

Just home from an amazing residential course with the talented Cas Holmes. Everything was so easy, from booking, the meet and greet, information packs and support whilst away. The hotel was perfect and Liza Jones did a brilliant job keeping everything running smoothly. I am already researching my next course.

Samantha Hope

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