Wax resist dying / printing of fabric is an ancient art form which existed in Egypt in the 4th century BC. Mummies were wrapped in BATIK decorated cloth!!
However, the art of BATIK is most highly developed in the island of Java in Indonesia.
Come and learn this beautiful and ancient Indonesian resist painting and dying technique. My classes take you step by step through the 3 main stages of drawing, waxing, and painting to create your own beautiful, unique design.
Each student gets to take home their finished batik design either on a t-shirt or a piece of fabric ready to be turned into a beautiful homeware product. Plus the knowledge to continue practicing at home.
There will be a break for lunch! We have an on sight cafe, or you are welcome to bring your own food (we also have kitchen facilities).
ABOUT WENDY FISHER
After training at Griffith University’s College of Art and completing an education degree at QUT, my 25 yr career began teaching secondary and tertiary students. I under took numerous certificate courses at the College of Art along the way in order to teach their programs in a secondary environment: photography, gold and silver smithing, painting, drawing to name a few!!!
However, after an amazing opportunity to study BATIK in Thailand and also work with an exhibiting BATIK artist, BATIK WORKSHOP was born.
- All materials provided including t-shirts, fabric, wax, paint brushes, tjatings, heating pots and dye
- Plenty of design templates to choose from!
- You are welcome to freehand your own design! So bring your ideas!
Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.