Ever wanted to learn about Batik? Well now is your chance to learn from the wonderful Morag Lloyds Art!! This full day class will take you through all the neccessary steps to creating your own beautiful piece of patterned silk! Please wear old clothing/apron to protect yourself from hot wax, and suitable shoes.
Batik for beginners is an introduction to Batik and you will learn the basic techniques in this class. However anyone who has some experience is welcome to join the workshop too.
Batik is a technique using a hot wax resist to either silk or cotton. Lines and marks are drawn using a tjanting, the wax acts as a resist and layers of wax and dyes can be built up to add colour. The wax is ironed off once it has cooled and the colours are dry. This then leaves the fabric revealing various colours, marks, and tones.
About your teacher
Morag is a full time artist and designer working in various media, exhibiting, and selling her work widely around the UK.
Over her working life Morag’s experience includes working with various companies in display work around London in early 80’s, freelance design work for companies in the USA, exhibiting work in the USA and around UK galleries, and lecturer at Forth Valley College, as well as a freelance artist in Health Care with Artlink Central.
What to bring? What to know?
If you have any sketchbooks or photographs of simple forms or shapes please feel free to bring, otherwise Morag will guide you to some simple forms you can use. The idea is that your mind is free to learn the technique rather than worrying too much about the image because the technique needs some practice. If there is enough interest, these classes will run all year, and you can dip in and out to develop your skills.
Please wear old clothes and an apron or old long shirt, also old shoes (not open toes or flip flops) as your feet may get splashed with hot wax! Hot wax and dye may drip on your clothing.
Due to the nature of materials and hot wax the workshop is for over 15yrs.
Good dexterity is needed to use the equipment so please enquire if you need advise regarding this as it may be possible to help you but Morag will need to know in advance.
Bring a packed lunch or if you want to go and stretch your legs feel free to do so. We will stop around half way through the day for a 30 min break, and we will have breaks in the morning and afternoon for coffee and tea etc (provided) If you have any dietary requirements such as dairy free/gluten free can you let us know please.
The workshop runs from 11.30 to 4.30 with above breaks.
The class is £55 per head, this includes the use of all materials including wax pots, stretchers silk, dyes, tjantings, brushes etc. You will take away your practice pieces and finished piece at the end of the day.
What can you do with Batik
Once you have some skills Batik is suitable for framing, clothing, and fabric for furnishings.