Batik Workshop

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Mar 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Asia Pacific Cultural Center

District: South Tacoma

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Join us at APCC for this two day instructional class.  Create beautiful patterns on textiles with this traditional method.

Saturday (March 25th) and Sunday (March 26th) from 1 – 4 pm

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired.

A tradition of making batik is found in various countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Nigeria; the batik of Indonesia, however, is the best known.

Instructor Lely Shim is from Jakarta, Indonesia. She has been in WA since 2005. She is instructor of basic Indonesian Language in LIASA program with UPS and JBLM. She is active member of Indonesian Cultural Association.

Instructor Lisa Long is a study abroad administrator at the University of Puget Sound who strives to promote cross-cultural interaction and life-long learning.