(Editor's Note: This announcement is from New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Snellville.)
Want to learn how to make batik? Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi will be teaching a class at New Jerusalem Baptist Church on Thursday, June 28th, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. The price is $50 per person, all supplies are included and you get to take home your masterpiece.
For more information or to register, call the church office at 770-972-2324. This class provides you with a marvelous opportunity to experiment with batik and produce your own batik masterpiece.
See attached PDF for more information on Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi.
About Contemporary Batik Painting:
Contemporary Batik painting is a technique where wax is applied to fabric using water soluble dyes. Contemporary Batik technique is an innovatively repackaged application that accords the artist freedom to enhance the detail of an image on fabric using a bristle brush to apply wax and dyes on fabric. The effect that can be achieved through resistant waxing and dyeing often produces remarkable textures and tones in some cases totally unexpected while in others anticipated, contrary to traditional batik art.
Contemporary Batik designs can be as complicated or as simple as the artist's desires. They can be illustrational, purely expressive or highly stylized. The ultimate goal, when working with Contemporary Batik art, is to embrace the medium and let the versatility of wax and dyes come to life on the chosen surface.
Although contemporary batik technique is fun and enjoyable to experiment with it demands concentration and precision because mistakes are not easy to cover up as is the case in other art media such as water colors, oil, acrylic etc. The upside is that it leads to more discoveries and lends itself to personal creativity and self-expression. It is an effective and strategic technique that is engaging and therapeutic to participants of all categories.
However, great care is necessary when working with dyes because they can and do stain clothes and other surfaces they may come into contact with.
Wax is highly inflammable when overheated and can cause bodily harm or cause a fire. In the event, excessive smoke is detected it is advisable to cover the pot so as to deprive it of oxygen and turn off the source of heat immediately.