I run workshops on the following techniques -Batik on tissue, Batik on fabric, on a range of themes.
Landscapes in batik
Landscape will be used as inspiration to create batiks on tissue or fabric. Working with hot wax as a resist we will work with dyes on cotton, and inks and bleach on tissue to create imaginative interpretations of the theme
Batik for collage
Learn the exciting art of batik – hot wax resist – on paper and tissue paper creating interesting marks and textures, which we will then cut and tear to create collages, landscape is a good theme for this.These will be suitable for stitching into at a later date.
Birds and beautiful creatures
Create realistic or fantastic creatures using the technique of batik(hot wax resist) on tissue. Bring some images to inspire you and translate these ideas in to beautiful pieces of art suitable for framing.
Gardens and allotments
Using the technique of batik, hot wax resist, and the theme of gardens and allotments as our inspiration we will use different approaches to batik working on coloured tissue or white cotton. Pieces will be created suitable for further development with stitch and also for framing.
Patterns from the East
Using patterns, textures and colours from the East we will use the exciting technique of batik on tissue to create beautiful pieces suitable for further embellishment with stitch or print. We will use wooden stamps and various tools to create exciting effects. Fabric pieces could be used at a later date for cushions, book covers or bags.
Seedpods and natural forms
The beautiful shapes of seedpods and various plant forms will be used as inspiration to create batiks on tissue paper. Working with hot wax and resist we will use bleach and inks to create a selection of imaginative interpretations of the theme
Trees – an exploration through batik
You will use the technique of batik (hot wax resist) to create pieces of work inspired by trees – the structure, leaves, shape, seasons and topiary – and working on different surfaces such as tissue, paper and fabric, separately and in combination. You will work with wax, bleach, inks and dyes to create fabulous textures and effects. An exciting course allowing for exploration and discovery. The work will be suitable for further development in many different ways.
Batik inspired by John Piper
The artist John Piper created atmospheric images of the English landscape and its architecture. Using his work as inspiration students will use the technique of batik – hot wax resist. They will work on tissue paper, paper and fabric and use bleach and inks on assorted papers and dyes on cotton to create atmospheric textures and effects. An exciting course allowing for exploration and discovery. The work will be suitable for further development with stitch. No experience is necessary as the technique will be taught from scratch. A number of samples will be created during the workshop.
Using the exciting art of batik – hot wax resist – on paper and tissue paper with inks and bleach we will create exciting batiked papers , which we will then cut and fold to create folded books.
Create a unique bag using batik – hot wax resist and dyes. Landscapes, flowers, birds, abstract designs, it’s possible to have a different design on each side.
Hot & Cold wax resists
Explore the exciting marks and effects created by using different forms of resist- Batik – hot wax, brushable wax resist, oil pastels, candles, acrylic paint and stencils.
With tissue, paper and fabric as the base you will work with the resists, inks and bleach and dyes. You will explore the use of a wide range of traditional and non traditional tools to apply the hot wax. From potato mashers and loofahs to tjantings and brushes.Many samples will be developed as well larger pieces.. Some of the papers can be used to develop collaged images and designs by cutting, tearing, selecting and composing. The theme will be of your choice, landscape, architecture, natural forms, figures, abstract forms.