A number of Batik Guild members regularly run workshops and give talks on batik. A selection of forthcoming events is listed here.
This workshop includes entry to the Thread Festival at Farnham Maltings. Follow the link to Farnham Maltings to buy tickets.
Using the theme of landscapes, we will explore the basic techniques of batik.
We will be using traditional tools such as tjantings and kistkas to draw with, as well as brushes and other tools for mark making, layering colours using multiple waxings to create a unique image. Whilst the workshop will be aimed at beginners there will be plenty of opportunity to expand for more experienced batikers.
Over the two days, students will learn the basic techniques of batik, and produce one or more colourful traditional batik designs or pictures on fabric, and several experimental works on paper
Students will learn the basic techniques of batik, and produce one or more colourful traditional batik designs or pictures on fabric, or several experimental works on paper
Applications for 2019
The Temenos Academy is a teaching organisation dedicated to the “learning of the imagination” and awards a bi-annual scholarship, in memory of Thetis Blacker, to facilitate members of the Batik Guild and other batik artists studying the art of batik. It is envisioned that this will be primarily, but not exclusively, to support overseas research, study, field work and travel relevant to the creation of batiks. The award will be granted by a joint panel appointed by both the Temenos Academy and the Batik Guild and arranged by mutual agreement.
Once the judges have made their decision, all applicants will be informed and payment will be made as a lump sum direct to the winner within 30 days. On completion of the project, the recipient of the award will submit a short report to the Trustees of the Temenos Academy and to the Batik Guild for publication in their magazine.
The 2017 scholarship was awarded to Nia Fliamm & Agus Ismoyo in Java. The next award of up to £2,000 will be made in 2019 with the deadline for applications being 31 January 2019. Application forms will be available from the Batik Guild Secretary from October 2018.
Open to all Batik artists/researchers, from any country. Membership of the Batik Guild is not a requirement to apply.
The following Guild members may also offer workshops and talks by arrangement.