Classes & Workshops

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Rozome Revisited: Master Class Japanese Batik/Kiranada Sterling Benjamin 
WHERE: Ghost Ranch NM USA
WHEN: April 18th – May 2nd, 2024
Info and registration: kiranada03848@gmail.com
Rozome Intensive: Intro to Japanese Batik on Silk/Kiranada Sterling Benjamin 
WHERE: Sanborn Mills Farm, Louden NH USA
WHEN: June 25th – 29th, 2024
Open to all levels
Info and registration: kiranada03848@gmail.com
Register after Dec. 10, 2023 at sanbornmills.org

Batik Workshop – beginners

WHERE: Willow Tearooms, 219 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EX, UK

WHEN: July 6th, 2024 | 10:30 – 16:30 BST

This is a one day guided workshop, suited to beginners, teaching the wonderful and expressive art of batik, and celebrating the International Year of Batik. A delicious soup and sandwich lunch is included in the ticket price. Using wax resist and dyes, attendees with be able to produce two or three batiks during the day. The workshop will be led by Scottish members of The Batik Guild. Materials will be supplied and attendees are welcome to come with ideas or pictures for inspiration. Given the venue in the Willow Tea Rooms we will include as inspiration themes explored by the 19th Centuary Scottish artist and illustrator Jessie Marion King.

Check out the Eventbrite page for more info.

Batik Classes

By Beth and Jonathan Evans
shalawalla@gmail.com

‘Pushing Boundaries in Batik’ Workshop with Rosi Robinson (Bath, UK)

WHERE: Bath Textile Summer School

WHEN: August 12th-14th, 2024

Explore traditional and modern techniques of batik. Discover how to develop them into both pictorial art forms, or purely expressive abstract designs. All skill levels can take a variety of approaches to this traditional Far Eastern resist technique of decorating fabric, using hot wax and fibre-reactive dyes.

Rosi will take you through different projects and will show you how to work individually from your own drawings or photos. During the workshop you will learn different methods of applying hot wax with a variety of tools. Learn how to etch (graffito), how to create texture by crackling and spattering the wax, how to apply colourful dyes by both direct dyeing (hand painting) and by dip-dyeing. Also how to fix the dyes, how to discharge and re-apply colour and how to remove the wax at the end of the process.

Register here or reach out to Jenny Dixon at
jenny.bathtextilesummerschool@gmail.com

‘Discover the Magic of Batik’ Workshop with Rosi Robinson (Sussex, UK and Chester, NS)

Learn the basics of this wonderful traditional resist technique of decorating fabric. Discover the magical quality and variety of effects that batik – wax, dyes, fabric (and paper) – has to offer.

This one or two-day workshop is suitable for any level of experience. You can work at your own pace and ability under the supervision of the internationally renowned batik artist and instructor, Rosi Robinson.

You will be introduced to a variety of traditional and contemporary waxing techniques on cotton fabric and paper using hot liquid wax and fibre-reactive dyes. You will learn how to do batik in a more painterly way – almost like painting in watercolours, on both fabric and paper. By waxing areas at each stage, you will learn how to build up a picture or design by applying dye washes starting from the lightest colour leading up to the darkest. You will also learn how to discharge colour on both paper and cotton fabric.

WHERE: 110 Queen Street, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
AND The Martindale Centre, Station Road, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex

WHEN: September 9th-11th, 2024 (Nova Scotia)
AND March 29th and 30th, 2025 (West Sussex)

Email: rosi@rosirobinson.com
Web: www.rosirobinson.com

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Past Workshops

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Batik & Indigo Workshop – Ancestral Journey

The magic of Batik and Indigo together!!

You will take home an original 50x50cm cotton scarf with Batik designs and dyed with the beautiful Organic Indigo Blue.

Duration: 8 hours. Number of Students: 8.

WHERE: Ur Eleonora Batik Gallery | Dumtsa Jenő str. 15, Szentendre, HU 2000

WHEN: December 2nd, 2023 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact ur.eleonora@gmail com or cataespina@gmail.com for more info.

Intensive 3-Day Batik Retreat With Kristine Allphin (Hastings, Nebraska)

Discover all the possibilities and creativity that can be found in this ancient art form. This three-day intensive workshop will take you from beginner to advanced batik techniques. You will learn traditional dying on muslin fabric using professional dyes, fixatives, tjanting tools and molten waxes while learning the steps to complete a four color batik painting.

Instruction will include how to bring any image to a finished batik and work of art.

During this three-day workshop, you may complete several batik projects.. You will work at your own pace while receiving one on one instruction from a professional batik artist.

Includes workshop fee, all supplies and a light lunch each day.

WHERE: 102 S. Lincoln, Ave, Hastings, Nebraska – Kristine Allphin’s professional Batik studio in a historic building in downtown Hastings
WHEN: October 12th, 13th and 14th, 2023 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
PRICE: $525

The Instructor: Kristine’s education and experience in illustration and composition bring an original style, sensitivity, and craftsmanship to her batik work. She has won numerous awards and exhibitions including Stuhr Museum and Nebraska Arts Council and Museum of Nebraska Art. She was featured in the April 2016 issue of Art and Architecture Magazine as an emerging artist to watch. Her work has been purchased for use on Hollywood movie sets, corporations, hospitals and private collectors as far away as Canada and Sri Lanka.

One-Day Batik Workshop With Kristine Allphin (Hastings, Nebraska)

Discover all the possibilities and creativity that can be found in this ancient art form.  You will learn traditional dying on muslin fabric using professional dyes, fixatives, tjanting tools and molten waxes while learning the steps to complete several two color batik painting.

If you have already taken a batik workshop, this is an opportunity to utilize the studio and materials to create more batiks.

Includes workshop fee, all supplies and a light lunch.

WHERE: 102 S. Lincoln, Ave, Hastings, Nebraska – Kristine Allphin’s professional Batik studio in a historic building in downtown Hastings
WHEN: Saturday, September 30th 2023 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PRICE: $135

The Instructor: Kristine’s education and experience in illustration and composition bring an original style, sensitivity, and craftsmanship to her batik work. She has won numerous awards and exhibitions including Stuhr Museum and Nebraska Arts Council and Museum of Nebraska Art. She was featured in the April 2016 issue of Art and Architecture Magazine as an emerging artist to watch. Her work has been purchased for use on Hollywood movie sets, corporations, hospitals and private collectors as far away as Canada and Sri Lanka.