Kim Michelle Toft

Silk Artist | Author | Illustrator

Author Visits l Silk Art Workshops

Speaker Presentations and School Visits

Option One

Demonstration and Book ActivitiesPresentations run for an hour and include…

  • Demonstration of silk painting, the school has the option to buy this original
  • Various short activities exploring Kim’s books and CDs using drama, music, dance and lots of Q&A. There is Ollie the Octopus, the puppet and Marburg the baby croc ,a real crocodile from a taxidermist and lots of other physical props
  • A wide range of environmental issues discussed
  • I do a maximum of 3 x 1 hour presentations / day
  • I require an hour set up time before hand and an hour for book signing and pack up at the end
  • Groups of up to 100
  • Audio required for a short video and playing a music track
  • Free bookmarks and colouring in templates given to each student
  • School has first option of buying the original silk I will be demonstrating on throughout the presentation/s

COST $660 plus $120 travel costs may apply

Option 2

Silk Painting Workshops at Schools – Hands On

  • Groups of 12 students each paint their own silk painting approximately 30 cm x 30 cm.
  • Suitable for Grades 5 -12
  • All materials supplied – Stencils , silk, stretching frames ,gutta, dyes and brushes
  • Wildlife is the theme for the painting and I supply stencils for the students to trace their designs onto the silk
  • Silk is steamed after the workshop and I return the steamed silks back to the school within the week
  • Each session is 2 hours
  • In one day I can do 2 x 2 hour sessions only or you can have a combination of Option 1 and 2. One x 1 hour session from Option 1 and one x 2 hour session from Option 2

COST  $660 for tuition and $12/head for materials , $120 travel costs may apply

Contact details or 04314 29092

Professional Development Day

Silk painting workshops for up to 10 staff members

  • Excellent team building activity
  • New art and textile skill
  • Environmental education support
  • Author /Illustrator activity
  • Hours can be logged as Professional Development hours
  • Workshops can be run on pupil-free days or as an after-school activity

Workshop Outline

  • Staff members create their own silk painting 30 x 40 cm, which they or the school gets to keep
  • 3 – 4 hour workshop, timetable confirmed with enquiry
  • All designs are traced on, no artistic ability required
  • All materials supplied including, stencils, frame, silk, gold gutta and applicator bottles, silk dyes and brushes
  • Cost $110/staff member

All enquiries:

Contact Kim Michelle Toft 

04314 29092


Silk Painting Workshops @ Sea Silks Gallery

Silk Painting Workshops @ Sea Silks Gallery                                                                        

Time : 11am – 3pm

Where : Sea Silks Gallery (at the Ramada)
              Shop 6/2 Martin Street, Ballina NSW

When : Selected Saturdays

Size of Class : Maximum 4 people

Cost : $130 all materials provided

Outline :

  • During the 4 hour workshop you create your own hand painted silk (30 x 40 cm)
  • No drawing ability required, the design is traced on, stencils of wildlife supplied
  • The gold gutta outline is drawn over the traced pencil lines
  • There is a 20 minute break to allow the gutta to set
  • The silk dyes are painted and blended on to the silk, between the gold gutta outlines
  • The BG is painted last and the silk is completed in the 4 hour session
  • The silk can be stretched or framed afterwards

To enquire or make a booking

Contact Kim Michelle Toft

04314  29092