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Learn the Ancient Art of Batik (wax painting) at the Geffrye Museum
Sun 9 April 2017, 14:00 – 16:30 BST
Come and learn the fascinating art of batik - an ancient textile technique where hot wax is applied to fabric using a tool called a tjanting - with artist Rhian Sutcliffe. Fabric (usually cotton or silk) is stretched onto a wooden frame and the tjanting is dipped into a pot of melted wax and used as a drawing tool to create patterns, compositions and illustrations. Coloured dyes are then painted onto the fabric, the lines of wax resist the colour, creating striking designs. Rhian will also guide you through other more contemporary techniques such as incising and stamping. All materials included.
Suitable for all ages, under 14's to be accompanied by an adult.