When workshops start again they will be on a one to one basis with all the necessary precautions.
Create a Batik Silk Scarf
Date: Contact me 10 am – 3 pm. Cost 35.00 includes all materials and light refreshments. Bring a packed lunch.
Working in my well-lit studio, you will try various wax techniques on silk samples using brushes and the canting in a free, loose way. You will mix and paint with Dupont dye to see the effect. I will demonstrate a few ways on how to interpret a design onto a scarf working from sketch/picture to paint. Alternatively you can bring your own ideas for design to the session. The workshop is suitable for beginners or the more experienced. The rest of the time will be spent working on your scarf using wax to resist the paints in one or two stages. I will steam your scarf after the workshop and post it to you, or it could be collected. I have room for three participants.
Paint and Collage Batik Pictures
Date: By request – contact me. 10 am – 2.30 pm. Cost: 20.00. Includes materials and light refreshments.
Working in my well-lit studio, you will try various wax techniques on handmade papers (tissutex and mulberry) using found tools and the canting in a free, loose way. You will mix and paint with Procion dye, wax again and iron out. Pieces can then be selected with a window shape to cut out and use for cards. Participants can either bring their own blank cards or use mine at 20 pence each. (They are square and include an envelope). You will also use your experimental pieces as an inspiration for a picture. You can cut, tear and reassemble strips or shapes to create a small abstracted landscape picture, then glue down the pieces . It’s great fun to create in this imaginative way. There will be time to make a picture and/or cards. I will show how your pictures will look mounted and fitted into a standard frame.
The workshop will take place with a minimum of 2 participants. I would also welcome one or two accompanied children aged 10 + . I have room for up to 4 participants.