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 is you can not draw, Barbara will help you with this. 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. You will also have access to a variety of 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! You will make A5 samples to get used to the various techniques, then onto your final piece - approx 16''x16'', although I have a variety of frame shapes for you to choose from. 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 me. Group enquiries are welcome. 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. I have 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. 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 on booking or enquiry.

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


5½ hours (10:00am to 3:30pm)

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 25ys 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.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Pet lovers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • 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
  • Romantic
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
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14 Frederick Road, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5BL