Batik Painting

batik paintingBatik painting is very Indonesian. The batik course may be from 1 to 5 days, in the mornings, from about 10 am to 2 pm. If you wish you can use your optional activities to go on more than one course. You can learn the art of batik from a very basic level to a more advanced stage as desired!

1 and 2 days covers:

  • Brief introduction to the “story” of batik
  • The materials and tools used
  • The techniques for painting with canting and brush
  • Hand colour & dip dyeing in 3 to 4 colours
  • Dyeing sequence
  • Wax removal
  • Finishing touches for final product

3 and 4 days covers:

  • As above, but with the addition of :
  • Expanded knowledge of types of wax and effects that can be created (eg. wax and cracking)
  • More variation of colour through hand painting
  • and dip dyeing
  • Wider use of tools (large, small spout cantings)
  • Working on 2 pieces of work to utilise a variety of
  • techniques

5 days course covers:

  • Includes both of the above
  • but allows the student to experiment more independently using the knowledge gained in the first three – four days to bemore creative – yet still under guidance of the teacher

Book as much in advance as possible.

We will call and reserve the places.

Materials are included.