The “Initial Class”

Come learn the fundamentals of batik on this one day course. This class is aimed at absolute beginners, as full tuition and the opportunity to practice will be given. It is also suitable for those with some experience.

Having picked a letter of your choice I will demonstrate a step-by-step process of how to draw with hot liquid wax and how to add colourful dyes to your stretched cotton piece. We will look at different tools and the use of pattern to achieve a variety of effects. Methods for building up layers of colour using the wax as a resist barrier will be explored.

After your design is finished we will complete the process by removing the wax with a hot iron. Your bespoke artwork will then be fixed into a good quality frame, ready for you to take home. There are different frame options with mounts available to compliment your showpiece and home decor.

‘Botanical Batik’

This workshop is a little more ambitious, though is suitable for experienced artists, batik beginners and those with some prior experience of batik. There are several designs to choose from and in line with the delicate character of florals this class will show you how to capture the shimmering nature of flower petals on the precious fabric of silk. You will work on a 7″ embroidery hoop which will also serve as your frame when finished. More details on this class can be found here: https://www.atticbatik.com/new-classes-now-available/ and here: https://www.atticbatik.com/botanical-mandala-workshop-in-leek-staffordshire/

‘Mandala Art’

Immerse your mind in the meditative art of mandala making. There are several designs to choose from and each design will show you the process of layering dye and wax to create pattern. This workshop is suitable for beginners and you will be working on cotton, on 7″ embroidery hoops which will also serve as your frame to take home with you.

Class Dates Currently Booking

Various Dates in 2024Classes by Arrangement. Please ask me via the Contact Form

The Studio & Pricing

Our peaceful studio is equipped with all the necessary tools and materials for you to create your own unique piece. Cotton panels, waxing tools such as tjantings, stamps, dyes and brushes, and much more are all provided. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 3 students, so you will be given plenty of time & attention. (If you would like me to cater to a larger group I am available for private group bookings at a suitable hired venue, at an additional cost).

Classes runs from 10am – 4:30pm approx. including breaks.

The cost of classes in my studio is £245 for one-to-one tuition for 6 hours (approx.) and includes all materials and a picture frame/hoop.

The cost is reduced per person if you bring friends or family with you to your booking:
x2 people = £127 each
x3 people maximum = £88 each

These classes are suitable for anyone above the age of 16.

You may wish to bring an apron and I recommend that you wear old clothes, as the dyes are permanent and do stain. Protective gloves are provided if needed.

Tea, coffee, juice & light refreshments are included in the price but please bring a packed lunch.

As regards mobility: Please be aware that my studio is in an upstairs room and the bathroom & kitchen are downstairs. The steps are fairly steep but there is a banister. There is on-street parking but some days may require a short walk from your car.

I look forward to meeting you!


Examples of my work can be seen here: https://susan-rhodes.co.uk/batik

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