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  • Start: Saturday 30 June - 09:30
  • Auditorium: EW Workshop

Includes a tea or coffee and day entry to thread festival
9.30am – 12.30pm
Tutor: Claire Drewe

Using the theme of landscapes, we will explore the basic techniques of batik. Batik is the ancient art of using hot wax as a resist to dyes to create patterns and images on either fabric or paper. 

We will be using traditional tools such as tjantings and kistkas to draw with, as well as brushes and other tools for mark making, layering colours using multiple waxings to create a unique image.  Whilst the workshop will be aimed at beginners there will be plenty of opportunity to expand for more experienced batikers.

Whilst the class will be aimed at beginners, more experienced batikers are also welcome.

All materials included. Participants will need to bring an apron and gloves, and maybe some simple images or designs they would like to do. 

Claire is a batik artist. She is a qualified art teacher, chair of the Batik Guild and in 2016 completed her MA in Fine Art at UCA Farnham.  She has exhibited her work in various locations across the south of England, most recently at Guildford Cathedral in June 2018. 

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