Batik Painting Class

Create a beautiful painting using wax and dyes by learning the art of batik.

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5.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 2 to 12 label £80
Batik painting is a technique for creating fabulous designs on fabric using hot waxes and batik dyes. Learn how to paint in this style and make your own beautiful piece of art at this creative craft class in Stafford.
If you've never tried painting with batik dyes before, don't worry! This class is ideal for beginners and you'll be taken through the stages and materials step by step by experienced teacher, Barbara. Calm and patient with a sense of humour – Barbara will show you how to use hot waxes and dyes to create some lovely artwork.
Using mainly beeswax and a mixture of paraffin or soy wax for different techniques, you'll learn to create different effects. The wax is drawn onto stretched cotton fabric with a special tool called a tjanting, as well as other mark making tools, then the highly pigmented dyes are applied, the wax is removed by ironing it out to reveal a white crisp outline and a picture with a difference.
This is a relaxed class for beginners to explore and experiment, you will be amazed at what you will achieve! You'll take away two unique sample pieces made by you that will look lovely framed, as well as a finished 16 x 16 inch (approx.) picture.
This fascinating art technique is over 2, 000 yrs old, let's keep it alive!
Knowledge required
No prior knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All the materials you need to make 2 x sample batik dye pieces and 1 x 16 x 16 (approx) picture to take home.
  • Light refreshments.
What to bring
  • A selection of images to help you with ideas for your artwork (alternatively, you can choose to take inspiration from your teacher's wonderful work and her many examples).
  • Old newspapers may be useful for your design ideas.
  • Packed lunch.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea or hen do.

This experience would also be a cool gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.


Penkridge, West Midlands

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Your teacher can also travel within 50 miles of Penkridge, to a venue of your choice for a private class

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Your teacher

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Barbara from Feltworld Creative Arts is a multimedia artist, creating colourful works of art.
During Barbara's classes, you can learn:
  • Wet felting and needle felting.
  • Batik painting – an ancient art form where you draw with hot beeswax with a tool called a tjanting, using a bowl with a fine tube for the wax to flow through and onto the cotton material to create a clear line.
  • How to work with alcohol inks. Creating abstract designs using isopropyl alcohol and alcohol inks is amazing fun.

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