Information Sheet       Batik inspired by John Piper  tutor Jenny O’Leary

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 Two day workshop  Sat/Sun 31 august & 1September 2019 10.00-16.00


Batik inspired by John Piper

The artist John Piper created atmospheric images of the English landscape and its architecture. Using his work as inspiration we will use the technique of batik – hot wax resist. We will work on tissue paper, paper and fabric and use bleach and inks on assorted papers and dyes on cotton to create atmospheric textures and effects. An exciting course allowing for exploration and discovery. The work will be suitable for further development with stitch. No experience is necessary as the technique will be taught from scratch. A number of samples will be created during the workshop.

 Experience level: Any

Class fees:  £150 A deposit of £75 will secure your place, with the balance to be paid when the course begins

Class size:  6 max

Student Requirements:

Papers and fabrics to experiment on, white and pale colours are best

stretched canvas up to A3 (optional)

apron, disposable gloves

pritt stick

photocopies of architecture that can be collaged with

images for inspiration of John Piper’s work and also your own images inspired by his

work – architecture & landscape

old book pages, newspapers, interesting bits of text and ptterned paper to collage with


Jenny will provide, for a £5 materials fee, the following

inks, dyes, wax, tissue paper, PVA, brushes & tools for inks, dyes & wax, some paper and fabric, frames for stretching fabric

don’t forget to bring your lunch

camera, notebook and pen are helpful for recording

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Some examples of Student work from this workshop