Watercolor batik is a resist method of painting melted wax on Oriental papers that creates exciting results unique to the technique.
This workshop will introduce the newcomer to the technique of batik and be a great refresher for the returning student who would like to be challenged with exploring advanced techniques that will allow you to create exciting paintings.
We will begin with following a step by step demo to learn the process and then progress to learning how to plan values and shapes to create your own successful batik.
We will learn various ways of using a tjanting tool, explore negative painting, create hard and soft edges, and paint on colored and fibrous papers. We will explore the use of collage and watercolor pencils with batik. We will learn helpful ways to repair holes and tears and how to tweek areas to improve your finished paintings. Different ways to mat and frame a batik will be demonstrated and you will mount a painting on a gallery wrapped canvas to prepare your work for exhibition.
This will be an exciting workshop to push your boundaries and creative thinking.