• SILT :::: EcoPhotography | Botanical inks & dyes | textiles | drawing workshop | Watercolour art class | Trowbridge West Wiltshire, UK
See below for our upcoming events & workshops, drawing, photography, watercolour art classes, textile, sketching and ink making classes and courses: 



What’s on this SUMMER::: workshops and events organised/led by SILT (ie @annachrystal_ & @alisonballance ) LOCATIONS VARY – @museum_of_bath_at_work , @bahfilmfest , @thecourtstreetgallery , @__silt___ Studio, and various rural locations in and around Trowbridge West Wiltshire. Some of our course can be booked via the below link to eventbrite but for other please DM us at siltworkshop@gmail.com for more details


I will be running a complete beginners Eco Photography course in the Autumn. Exact times and dates TBC: Probably 7th Oct, 14th Oct, 21st Oct, 28th Oct (4 sessions on consecutive Mondays). 

EITHER  Monday Mornings 10.00 – 12.00 hrs

OR Monday Evenings 18.00 – 20.00 hrs TBC

£104 for all 4 sessions. 

Small group, limited places.

ECO DARKROOM Photograms, shooting film, developing film and printing with eco friendly methods. CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY Preparing emulsions and exposing prints. PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY Making cameras from repurposed materials. No experience necessary! Materials included. 

To join the waiting list or find out more contact Anna: +44 (0)7788 967983  siltworkshop@gmail.com   


1630 & 1800hrs | Nettle Cording Workshop and panel talk for @nettledressfilm

14th April, 10 -1300hrs | Textile Wall Hangings

Weekly Mons, 15th April – 15th July, 10 – 1230hrs | Watercolour Workshops            

Weekly 17th April – 17th July, 10 – 1230hrs | Experimental Drawing Club  

Weekly, 22 April – 15th July, 10 – 1230hrs | Glimmer: EcoPhotography

25th April; 10 – 1530hrs | Sketchbook Workshop

28th April, 10 – 1200hrs | Beltane Wreath Making

30th April, 18 – 2000hrs | Beltane Crowns Workshop

9th May, 6th June, 4th July, 10 – 1300hrs | Rambling Lines: Walking & Sketching Group

18th May 10 – 1230hrs | Botanical Ink Making: Tannin Blacks

SILT is a visual arts research studio committed to image making using ecologically sound materials and methods.  The studio has an eco darkroom for photographic processes and an ink making and textile dye station. SILT offers regular workshops and courses such as Textile Making, Mark Making, Botanical Inks and Eco Photographic Processes. An exhibition and events programme is under development concerning the critical theory and material processes of ecologically focused visual art practices. Artworks, prints and publications are available for purchase and SILT will be offering a range of eco-friendly art materials such as paint, inks, paper, charcoals and chalks many of which are made in-house. 

SILT is run by visual artists Alison Ballance and Anna Chrystal Stephens who bring collective knowledge and experience of socially engaged art practice and workshop facilitation, building on themes and techniques from their own art practices to enable learning through exploration. They have exhibited, performed and published in public galleries and arts organisations such as Whitechapel Gallery, ICA, The Showroom, V&A, The Tetley, SPACE, Site Gallery, PEER, Focal Point Gallery, Happy Hypocrite, Hardwick Gallery, AirSpace Gallery and Broadway Gallery. They have previous experience of curating and running art spaces, working with diverse community and environmental groups, and teaching in HEIs. 

Below are the links to the event pages for booking courses.

Alternatively you can get in touch via email to book.


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SILT: Sustainable Image Lab CiC, Unit 6, St George’s Works, Silver Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, United Kingdom BA14 8AA