Waxed Surfaces : a short course with Amarjeet Nandhra

Amarjeet Nandhra

13 Oct - 20 Oct

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Course Fee: Full Price £155; Retiree £145; Concession £130

Class details

During this short course on waxed surfaces we explore the different ways to use wax on paper and fabric. Amarjeet shows us how to use it as a resist to create surface decoration and as a medium to change the structure of a surface.


13 & 20 October

10.30am – 3pm

Course Fee: Full Price £155; Retiree Price £145; Concession Price £130

Limited to 8 people

When we ran this course the first time at OPEN, it sold out. Don’t miss out, sign up for this mixed media workshop early.

During the workshop you’ll investigate the different ways wax can be used on paper and fabric; as a resist to create surface decoration, and a medium to alter the structure of a surface.

Initially you will explore pattern and mark making, using a range of wax resist techniques to produce a variety of exciting coloured papers and fabrics. These will provide the basis for your investigations into the properties of wax.

During the course you will be able to experiment with the techniques of translucency, structure and stitch. You’ll work in a dimensional manner, layering, manipulating and constructing your final samples.

No matter your level of experience, everyone is welcome to join us and explore waxed surfaces with Amarjeet.

We provide light refreshments throughout the day, but please bring your lunch. Or you could visit our neighbouring cafes in Dickens Yard – there are lots to choose from.


We shall supply the following materials:

  • Sewing kit – needles
  • Wax candles
  • A small selection of strong threads
  • Brushes for applying wax
  • Implements that can be used to dip into the wax
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire
  • Wax pots
  • Water pots
  • Masking tape
  • Stapler and staples
  • Bull dog clips
  • Cartridge paper
  • A range of inks
  • Paint brushes
  • Tjanting tools

Please would you bring:

  • A range of light to medium weight fabrics; silk, cotton, printed etc
  • A variety of papers including brown wrapping paper, tissue paper, pages from books ,old envelopes, patterned paper


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 13 Oct - 20 Oct
Thursday 10:30 am
Fees: Course Fee: Full Price £155; Retiree £145; Concession £130

About the tutor

Amarjeet Nandhra

Amarjeet Nandhra is a practising artist, with training in Graphic Communication,
Print and Textile Art. She has also worked as an Art Director on various independent
short films. As a freelance tutor and lecturer, she has taught a range of courses;
printmaking, mixed media and textiles, at Diploma level, City & Guilds and in Adult
Education. Her teaching career expands over 25 years. Amarjeet is also a member
of Studio 21 textile art and (TSG)Textile Study Group, two of the most exciting textile
art groups.

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