Originated from Java, Indonesia, Batik is a traditional art formed by a unique wax-resist dyeing technique.
Batik has become a means of artistic expression for many people in Asia and has become deeply entrenched in the Asian culture. Batik is done when hot wax beads or blocks are melted over fire. The hot wax is then scooped up with the canting and used to draw on the fabric. Fabric dyes is then painted on the fabric, with the applied wax resisting the dyes. When the colouring is completed, remove the applied wax by submerging the cloth in boiling water, hairdryer or using an iron to melt the wax.
Students will be learning to create batik designs such as floral pattens (frangipani, hibiscus and lilies), decorating on textiles with curves, colour and looser lines. Students will also be introduced to various batik designs and appreciate a few traditional patterns.
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Admission: $75 inclusive of all materials and 30cm x 30cm handkerchief
Venue: VAC Macpherson Art Studio
140 Paya Lebar Road, #03-04 AZ@ Paya Lebar Building, Singapore 409015
When: 25 Feb 2023, 2pm - 4.30pm