Monday, July 2, 2012

Soy wax batik in New Haven, CT

Just back from a weekend at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT teaching a workshop on soy wax batik with dye-na-flow. It is a great venue. Plus I grew up in New Haven, so it is always a blast to go back. It just so happened that Roseanne Cash was playing live as part of the city's free summer concert series. The first live concert I ever saw was Johnny Cash in New Haven as well. My older brother and one of his best friends had taken me. So I was feeling very nostalgic.

And - as I walked around town I had a chance to add more photos to my portfolio of lines. I'll talk more about that later.

Anyway, back to the weekend and not to leave out my students - who were fabulous! I've added some pics of their work.

Rita carefully applying the soy wax

Cathy trying out the electric tjanting tool

Rita scoring into the wax

               Carol's piece after ironing out the wax

Carol ironing. Quick! Send it to her Mother!


By Carol Dunn

By Cathy Purcell

By Rita Sela

By Nadav Sela


Rayela Art said...

I've tried batik with paraffin and bee's wax and made a total mess of it! Would really love to try it again someday............ Looks like all of you had a great time

Lisa Chin said...

Great job everyone! Beautiful! I love using soy wax but have always used it with dyes. The great part of using it with dyn-a-flow would be that you don't have to worry about forgetting the fixative like I did this last time!

Cheryl Rezendes said...

The beauty of batik with soy wax Rayela is that there are no dangerous fumes and the soy wax washes out in soap and hot water.

Lisa, not only do you not need soda ash when you use paints but it gets heat set while you are ironing out the wax. Two steps in one!

Thanks for reading and posting!

jeanne Marklin said...

Cher, you're students did amazing work! I'm going to have to take a workshop so you can make me look good too! And buy the book - when can we expect it?

Cheryl Rezendes said...

I haven't dared ask Jeanne! I have about 3 or 4 more weeks of intensive work - photoshoots and preperations - then I am almost done.

I do still have some minor writing to do as well - captions, artist bios, resources - that sort of thing. It has ben huge!

Hope you are enjoying those grand kids as much as your FB posts lead us to believe. The are so adorable!

Missing you - Cher

Harga Kain batik Indonesia said...

wow such nice batik you've made.
i love it, maybe we can make talk about batik later :)