The “Initial Class”
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Initial Class Course Content:
Come learn the fundamental of batik on this one day course. This class is aimed at absolute beginners, as full tuition and the opportunity to practice will be given. It is also suitable for those with some experience. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 3 students, so you will be given plenty of time & attention.
Having picked a letter of your choice I will demonstrate a step-by-step process of how to draw with hot liquid wax and how to add colourful dyes to your stretched cotton piece. We will look at different tools and the use of pattern to achieve a variety of effects. Methods for building up layers of colour using the wax as a resist barrier will be explored.
After your design is finished we will complete the process by removing the wax with a hot iron. Your bespoke artwork will then be fixed into a good quality frame, ready for you to take home. There will be different frame options with mounts available to compliment your showpiece and home decor.
This is an ideal course for you to create something beautiful for yourself or as a unique gift for someone special. Or if you wish, maybe you know someone who would love to come for an ‘experience day’. Gift eCards are available from https://squareup.com/gift
Our peaceful studio is equipped with all the necessary tools and materials for you to create your own unique piece. Cotton panels, waxing tools such as tjantings, stamps, dyes and brushes, and much more are all provided.
The cost of the class is £120 per person and runs from 10am – 4:30pm approx.
You may wish to bring an apron and I recommend that you wear old clothes, as the dyes are permanent and do stain. Protective gloves are provided.
Tea, coffee, juice & light refreshments are included in the price but please bring a packed lunch.
This class is suitable for anyone above the age of 16.
I look forward to meeting you!
Examples of my work can be seen here: https://susan-rhodes.co.uk/batik