New Course: Silk Painting

Following a successful taster session last month held at the Newarke Houses museum during the Adult Festival of Learning we will be running a silk painting course here at the WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD.

On the course you will explore the art of painting on silk. Basic techniques will be explored for those who are new to the course and techniques will be developed and extended for those with some previous knowledge.

As well as painting we will explore the use of resist techniques, using salt or sugar to create unique patterns and textures, shibori and more.

Course Dates:  Monday 11 September to 11 December 2017

Number of weeks:  10

Times:  10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Tutor:  Roz Beeson

Cost:  £77.00 or free*

* If you are on a means tested benefit or a household income of less than £15,276 the course may be free. Please ask for details


For further details or to reserve a place please call us on 0116 2556614.  You can book online at, ring to pay over the phone on 0300 303 3464 or send a cheque to WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD or pop into the office.

Below are a few of the samples the students created at the taster session.



Silk painting - Minnie mouse

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