Batique Techniques Workshop (Ages 15+)

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DateFebruary 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Time10:00 am - 04:30 pm

Reoccurs Daily
2/23/22 - 2/27/22

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $225

Non-Member's Price $270



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Event details

Have you been interested in trying a new painting process but have been afraid to learn? This 3-Day workshop is about using the batik (Indonesian style wax resist painting) and rozome (Japanese style batik) wax and dye painting processes to create unique artwork on fabric that can be used on everyday household objects, clothing or works of art! Play with tjaps (Indonesian printing blocks), tjanting tools, brushes, and other waxing techniques so that you have a variety of tools to create artwork that is uniquely yours.  We will work with environmentally friendly soy/beeswax and acid dyes for vivid colors. Good for silk painters, fiber artists and artists who would like to work in fiber so they can add new techniques and ideas to their toolkit.

Classes held Weds. 2/23, Friday 2/25 and Sunday 2/27 to allow time for drying in between days.

Please bring a lunch each day as you don’t want to miss out on any fun time!

Instructor provided Supplies:

$60 Supply Fee to be paid directly to the Instructor. Checks should be made out to Martha Clark Gill.

Professional wax brush, 1 Japanese dye brush, stencil materials, Tjaps, soy/beeswax and Procion dyes. (An additional Tjanting may be purchased for $6.00) Poster board for stencil cutting.

Required Student Supplies:

  • Pencil, eraser, and sketchbook
  • Some of your own designs and symbols for reference
  • Scissors, Xacto knife and extra blades
  • Apron
  • 2-4 silk scarves (for as many projects as you think you will need)
  • 2 small clean white towels (Dollar store or similar)
  • 2 cello sponges
  • Wooden stretcher bars or commercial system for stretching silk scarves (May bring a second stretcher if you know you want to do a lot of work)
  • Push pins-plastic or stainless steel or silk pins
  • Rubber gloves
  • 1 large water container (clean large yogurt container)
  • 4-6 small glass jars (baby food jars are ideal)-you can get in the dollar store
  • A few sheets of tracing paper
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Any Japanese wax or dye brushes or Indonesian wax tools if you own

 Fabric sources are:


Please note: this class is hosted onsite in our classroom. If you are joining us for onsite programming, we ask that you adhere to signage and procedures posted on our campus. Face masks are required at all times in the Alliance for the Arts building, classrooms, gallery and theatre. Register today to ensure your spot to create with us!




Muffy Clark Gill