Beginning Batik with Liz Train

  • 14 Oct 2021
  • 18 Nov 2021
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Register Online Now through 6:00 pm on October 9, 2021.

Join us for Beginning Batik with Liz Train.

This class is open to the public and limited to eight students. There are six weekly sessions meeting on Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm beginning on October 14th. Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE. There will be an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor which includes: one yard of fabric, paints, dyes, wax, and glue.

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With her lively, inventive approach to making art, Liz will show you how to make your imagination come to life with color and wax.

Liz Train has an MFA in Fiber Arts from the University of Hawaiʻi where she taught fiber arts from 1980-1987. She was a museum educator for the Contemporary Museum from 1998-2005; and taught weaving and fiber arts from 2006-2020 at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. She also worked with the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum's Art Bento outreach program to elementary schools, and taught after-school classes at Noelani Elementary School.

In addition to fiber art Liz enjoys working with ceramics, fused glass, printmaking and mixed media. Her work has been included in many juried and group exhibits, and is in the collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and Art.

Batik is an Indonesian word meaning writing with wax. Waxed areas create a resist design that dyes and paint cannot penetrate. Traditional batik techniques involve successive applications of wax and dye, submersing the fabric in a dye vat, one color at a time and layering the wax resist.

In this class we use a more modern technique of painting diluted acrylic paints instead of vat dyes. This allows the artist to create a variety of colors next to each other without the colors mixing with the previous layer. Traditional Indonesian tools and brushes will be used to apply hot soy wax resist to the fabric. Resist and dyed areas can be layered to create complex designs and lovely textures. Students will be able to create several samples of finished artworks.

Items to bring for this class:

  • Wear old clothes or bring an apron. 
  • Students may wish to bring other fabrics after they have used the yard of white cotton polyester that will be included in the supply fee.

For more information contact:


HHH TERMS OF USE for Beginning Batik.pdf

HHH COVID POLICY for Beginning Batik.pdf

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