Happy Mondays - Batik
- 19 March 2018
- Cognito, Loughborough Students' Union
About this event
A unique and exciting workshop which aims to challenge the often limited ideas about Batik as an art-form, using resist, discharge and dyeing techniques on silk and cotton, aimed at freeing up ideas and promoting spontaneity.
Learners will create several sampler pieces using traditional wax resists and Indonesian tjaps (a craftsman-made printing block made from copper,) and Ukrainian kistkas (fine, stylus type ‘pens’) and successive dye colour layers.
The emphasis will be upon experimentation using traditional approaches with a contemporary twist.
‘Exciting,’ ‘inspirational,’ ‘educational’ and ‘enjoyable’ are some of the words past learners have used when evaluating their experiences, and this workshop aims to bring these qualities to life in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.
This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as learners who wish to acquire and further develop new skills and knowledge.
All equipment and materials are provided by the artist, as well as examples.
Students should wear old or protective clothing when working with dyes.