Friday, September 2, 2011

Batik Course

Batik Techniques
1st - 2nd October (Saturday, Sunday) 10am - 5pm
for beginners and participants with some previous experience
in Batik and fabric dyeing processes
Tutor: Tunde Toth, Artist

This is weekend programme designed to give you the option to choose a one day introductory level course (on Saturday only) or a two-day course (full weekend).

Saturday's workshop introduces basic and contemporary processes of BATIK - an ancient fabric dyeing and decorating technique where hot wax is used as a resist on cloth. Participants will work on approximately 2 - 3 images/designs, using pure beeswax, paraffin wax and fibre reactive dyes on cotton cloth and will complete works with 2 - 3 layers of wax drawing and topical dyeing (up to 3 colours)

Sunday's workshop takes these processes further, allowing for more colours as well as covering various combinations of wax, introducing scratched and crackled textures, copper stamps and alternative tools. This programme also introduces batik on handmade papers.

Venue: The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny
€ 75 - for Saturday including all materials used during the day
€ 140 - for the full weekend including all materials needed (also handmade papers)

Bookings for the Batik workshop are confirmed after € 30 booking deposit is paid in advance. Balance payments are due at the start of the course. Places are limited to 8 participants per workshop.
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