Learn about the Indonesian art of wax-resist dyeing known as Batik. In this class students will explore various techniques of using wax as a tool for creating beautiful designs and images on the surface of fabric.
This workshop is part of a resist-dyed series that explores a variety of traditional methods of both chemical and mechanical resist techniques to create pattern and design on fabric. Each workshop operates as a stand-alone class, but students are welcome to take as many workshops within the the series as they'd like. A 25% discount is avaibable for students taking the entire series.
|Workshop Duration:||2 Hours|
|Skills Learned:||Making resist patterns, color scale, dye interaction with natural fibers|
|Suggested Age:||All ages|
|This class is taught by Christian Ortiz who has a BFA in fiber arts from Northern Illinois University, 2010 BSED in art education from Northern Illinois University, 2010 and is skilled in: shaped-resist dyeing (shibori), chemical/natural dye methods, papermaking, bookbinding, and other surface design processes.|
When & Where
Urban Threads Studio, NFP
Who we are!
The world around us is changing quickly but our need for communal gatherings in a nurturing and creative setting is not. Urban Threads Studio is a D-I-Y (do it yourself) collaborative studio that hopes to introduce you to the wonderful ancient craft of sewing and textile art with a 21st century twist. You may just want to rediscover a skill you learned as a child, experience the calm energy of a day of crafting or pick up an altogether new or more advanced skill like dyeing or felting. Our program hopes to accomplish all that and much more. Join us in the adventure and: register for a workshop, celebrate a next birthday with a textile art party, sign up the kids for summer camp, ask us about after school programs or enroll your youth organization in our 2013 community project.
If you need a personal consultation please call our Artistic Director, Michelle Santoro, at (708) 717-3740