Thursday filled up immediately! and there are a couple spots left in the Wednesday class.
Click on button below to sing up for GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Batik Valentine workshop on Wednesday, Feb 4th, 2015 at 6pm! all the information stays the same as the class described below.
Join me for a fun night of artful experimentation, no previous
art experience necessary!We’ll start
off the evening with wine and appetizers while watching a demonstration on the
batik process using beeswax, papers, inks and pastels.Then dive in and create your own keepsake valentines.Everything included: papers, tools, inks,
pastels, cards, envelopes- and food and beverage! Read below to find out more
and sign up. Space is limited, so grab a girlfriend and join me at the studio
for a different kind of night out!
ABOUT the WORKSHOP:
Batik was traditionally an Indonesian method of hand printing
textiles by using wax as a dye repellant on fabric. In a contemporary take on
this, we will be applying the same principles on paper to create Valentines!
Don't be intimidated by the description- this class is
geared towards those with little to no art background.The process will be broken down, and you will
be guided through the individual steps with a demonstration and individual
coaching, if needed. We will be spritzing or brushing ink on papers, then
drawing hearts or writing with wax using a tjanting tool or brush. Then finish
up the design using either more ink or pastel, and iron out the wax.You can layer and collage them together, or
leave as is. We will be creating matching envelopes for at least 5 of your
All materials included, including the list of materials
below. You are welcome to bring your own material to make then more personalized,
if you so wish, but it is totally optional.Think of using copies of old love letters, pages of a book of love
poetry, or your favorite quote!Thinner
papers work best.
Included materials and tools:
Various types of Decorative and rice papers
Pages of text
5 Backing cards and envelopes (although you will probably
make more than 5!)
heat resistant gloves
tjanting tools (to apply wax)
irons and tacking irons
White wine, red wine, water, and appetizers will be available
throughout the night. IF you have special requirements, feel free to BYO food
WHAT: Girls Night Out: Batik Valentines
WHEN: Thursday, Feb 5th, 6pm-8: 15-8:30ish (we
will leave the end time loose)
WHERE: Aurora Art Studios, #201
50 E. Galena, Aurora, IL 60505
COST: $50 includes all materials and refreshments.
I have been making these for a couple of years now. I consider it an alchemy of sorts- don't ask me to explain the science behind it, but I add various mixtures of pigments, solvents, inks, spray paints, adhesives and air- and swirl it around in a toxic mixture until the precise moment when its done- then empty out the remains. Too much fun!! I love the fluid mixing. The first few are always "klunkers" until I get the hang of it again (not having done it in a year), but once it comes back to me, its an annual process I look forward to..
So I have to say that I have never everthought about making a piece of art about a car- they do not inspire me, except for the freedom they give me to get from point A to B. But my nephew feels very strongly about his BMW, and when he asked me to make a piece for him about it- I just couldn't picture it. But I wanted to thank him for his help with grandpa- and make him smile, so after letting it simmer in my subconscious for few months, I came up with a way of working it into a piece for him.
The three colors are the BMW series colors (I'm not sure thats accurate term), and I found a blueprint diagram of his car (that appealed to me) to include. I DID have fun using a torch on those three colors as they approached the bottom of the piece. More fun with fire! Made Ryan happy too.