Beginning Batik with Liz Train

  • 31 Jan 2024
  • 06 Mar 2024
  • 6 sessions
  • 31 Jan 2024, 1:00 PM (HST) 06 Mar 2024, 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 07 Feb 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 14 Feb 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 21 Feb 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 28 Feb 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • 06 Mar 2024, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (HST)
  • Downtown Art Center, Orange Room, 1041 Nuuanu Ave., Second Floor, Honolulu, HI 96817
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Join us for Beginning Batik with Liz Train.

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

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.

There will be an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor which includes: one yard of fabric, paints, dyes, wax, and glue.

What to bring:

  • $20 supply fee 
  • 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.

Instructor Bio

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.

Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui members receive a discounted class fee. If you are interested in becoming a member please click HERE.

This class is open to adults, and minors ages 12-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you are interested in taking the class with your child, please register online and add your child as a guest. Those registering for a Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui class may add one guest based on availability.

We require a minimum of three participants for each class. A full refund will be issued to those registered, if class is cancelled by Hawaiʻi Handweavers’ Hui. Refunds for class registration cancellation by participant will be issued in full only if the cancellation is made more than 14 days before the class begins.

MAP Downtown Art Center - Parking, Enter the Chinatown Gateway Garage from Bethel Street. Weekday rate: $3.00 for two hours, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes. All-day weekday pass: $10.00 (park in the garage between 6:30 and 8:30 AM, and exit by 6 PM). Weekend rate: $.50 for 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of $3.00. All transactions by credit card. 

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