Two day batik Workshop taught by Jo Whiteland, with introduction to batik evening
2-day batik workshop (one evening and two full days). Friday Introduction evening 7 pm Saturday 10 am - 4.30 pm Sunday 10 am - 4 pm Spend an inspiring weekend learning the ancient art of batik and create your own unique batik paintings. Set at Moor and Sea Holidays on Exmoor, surrounded by stunning views and only five minutes drive from the sea. With tutor Jo Whiteland's more than 20 years experience of working as a batik artist alongside teaching batik to adults and children, this weekend course is suitable for both complete beginners and those with some experience. Friday - There will be an introductory talk on Friday evening, where Jo will discuss the history of batik and talk about how she produces her batik paintings (techniques we will then be using over the weekend). There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss individual projects ready for the next day. Jo will bring plenty of designs for you to choose from, but you are welcome to bring your own designs too! Or find inspiration from our beautiful setting at Moor and Sea. Saturday - for those new to batik, we will be going through the stages from design to producing a simple 2 - 3 layer batik by applying wax as a resist and painting on silk paints, before dipping in a dye bath to create the characteristic batik effect. You will also have time to start your next piece. Sunday - an opportunity to hone your skills on your second batik painting, as well as starting a third if you have time. There will also be time to iron the wax out of the paintings and a discussion on how to finish your work.
What's included in the price?
All materials (including frames) are supplied. Approx size for designs is 35cmx 45cm & 35cm x 35cm. Delicious homemade lunches and cakes and refreshments. We offer a 20% discount on our beautiful self-catering accommodation for those coming from further afield.
Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts
Moor and Sea is set on Exmoor five minutes drive from the sea at Lynmouth, surrounded by stunning views. Bridget is an artist working in glass, print and paint. As well as running her own workshops in stained and fused glass she hosts courses run by other artists in oil painting, batik and Indian miniature painting. These inspirational workshops are held in the lovely airy art studio at Moor and Sea Holidays with beautiful views over Exmoor. For those coming from further afield, we offer discounted rates for our self catering lodges making a wonderful creative short break.
- Limited mobility
- Advanced/pro level
- Accommodation offered
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners
- Intermediate level
- UK Holiday