Fiber: Nature and Batik Art
Students will learn about the legend of Chinese Miao people, who discovered batik and passed it on from generation to generation. Students will explore the significant meanings of the objects in nature in the Miao culture, such as butterflies, flowers, trees, and birds. They will also appreciate the design and esthetics of batik garments made in dresses, baby carries, blankets and banners for worshipping their ancestors. After the class, each student will bring home 1 to 5 pieces of 12 inches x 12 inches, 100% cotton by using traditional handmade wax pens (made by Miao), beeswax and indigo dye. They can make their batik pieces into framed fabric art, bags, book covers and etc.
Register by October 20.