Friday, October 8, 2010

Batik Workshop, National Print Museum, Dublin

Batik Workshop with tutor Bláithín Quinn
National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4

Start Date: 16th October, 10.30am
End Date: 17th October, 4.30pm
Tickets: €100 (two-day workshop) (Max. 10 people)

The term ‘Batik’ is an Indonesian – Malay word and is the generic term used to refer to the process of dyeing fabric using a resist technique: covering areas of cloth with a dye-resistant substance to prevent them absorbing colour. Participants will use wax resist in the workshop- a combination of beeswax & paraffin wax. The technique is thought to be over 1000 years old and historical evidence indicates the use of this resist technique in Africa, the Middle East, Asia & India.  It reached its highest artistic expression in Java, Indonesia in the 19th century.  Beginners, intermediate and advanced will be catered for in this ‘hands-on’, creative and experimental workshop.  Traditional and contemporary batik techniques will be covered.

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