Painting with beeswax & dyes - Batik Pictures



Welcome to exploring this ancient art form of designing with hot beeswax - painting with batik dyes the traditional way using tjanting tools. The course is run by Barbara who has many years of experience of designing textiles and is trained in batik in its native country of Indonesia. This fascinating art technique is over 2,000 yrs old, let's keep it alive and have some fun with it! During your workshop, you will create a range of experimental pieces and one unique larger picture. Don't worry if you can not draw, Barbara will help you with this. See information below. By drawing with a special tool called a tjanting and releasing beeswax onto cotton material to leave a lovely white line then painting with colourful batik dyes, you will create a unique picture to hang or frame behind glass. Design: Batik lends itself to many designs, floral, abstract, landscapes, buildings ...the possibilities are endless. But please think of simple and white outlines when you are looking for your chosen design. There are examples, images and designs to share with you but it is always nice to have something to frame that suits your decor :-). Any questions please do ask. You will make A5 samples to get used to the various techniques, then onto your final piece - approx 16''x16'' and embroidery frames as well as a variety of frame shapes for you to choose from. You will also have access to a variety of different tools to draw your design with, so you go home with lots of tips in case you would like to take up the art form afterwards. This is a relaxed class for beginners to explore and experiment, you will be amazed at what you will achieve! Intermediate welcome too :-) *The wax is ironed out to show the lovely white outline before you take your picture home to frame. *If you do not see a date to suit then please message Barbara as she puts dates together for two or more people on request. Group enquiries are welcome. Please bring: - Suitable old clothes /apron - Ideas for your designs- printed or on your phone - Packed lunch - As many old newspapers as you can bring along, please. Please arrive by 9:45 am so we can start promptly. Venue: The venue may change depending on numbers, but will be close to Penkridge/Stafford areas TBC. If you do not see a date that suits you, please message Barbara and she will discuss this with you.

What's included in the price?

- 5 1/2 hours of creative tuition - Lots of tea/coffee and yummy cake included - Opportunity to learn the basics of using hot batik wax and using tools and mark making techniques - Lots of inspiration ideas, examples and techniques to get you started on your fabulous Batik journey - All materials are included


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Barbara from Feltworld Creative Arts is a multimedia artist, her art work is usually vibrant and colourful although she will teach you using more subtle colourways as well. With 25yrs experience in art & design, she has a wealth of knowledge in the following: *Wet felting & Needle Felting *Batik painting- drawing with hot beeswax on cotton material & painting with fabric dyes. *Alcohol Ink painting is amazing fun too. * Gelli Plate Art

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  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Intermediate level
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  • Parking provided
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  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Pet lovers
  • Tutor can travel
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  • Easter
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • UK Holiday
  • Residential
  • Evenings
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Spooky
  • Weekends
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Accommodation offered
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Advanced/pro level
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Penkridge, , , Staffordshire, ST19 5BL