In this workshop, the student will learn how to use traditional batik dyeing methods to create a contemporary, personalized work of art on cotton cloth. The workshop will focus on the following skill building processes:

Create a simple design that exploits the spontaneous and organic nature of batik.

Learn and practice the essential skill of creating a design that can be progressively dyed from lightest to darkest color.

Practice the skill of “painting” melted wax onto cotton to isolate your design from its background.

Tub dye your waxed design using Fiber Reactive dye and soda ash to create washable fabrics for wearable or decorative purposes.

The instructor will provide electric wax pots, dyes, fabrics, and all miscellaneous supplies. Students are advised to wear a smock or apron.

Activity Center – E-46

1:30 to 4:30 PM   3 hour workshop