Batik Silk Scarf Batik Workshop (Registration is open for April)
Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2023, 1 pm – 5 pm
Instructor: Ellen Ridenour, BFA
Cost: $25 for Members and Non-Members Supplies: $25 (paid to instructor during class)
Location: Elkhart Art League Studio, 131 Tyler St. Ste 1-B, Elkhart IN 46516
This workshop is for adult beginner and intermediate students. Limit 10 students.
Because of popular demand, we will offer a second scarf class in April. You will learn the basics of batik – a wax resist on fabric – to create a beautiful silk scarf using the fascinating process of fabric dyeing and wax batik. After applying wax with traditional tjanting tools and brushes to fabric, we will dye using fiber dyes. You’ll be sent home with a scarf and directions for removing the wax. You will create a wearable scarf with this design or create your own. You’ll also receive samples of different techniques. These scarves make great gifts, and forever learning means you will have the skills to make many more. It is great fun for a Saturday, so come with a friend or come to make new acquaintences!
Ellen Ridenhour has a BFA degree from The Raclin School of the Arts from Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana. Ridenour has shown her work in numerous exhibitions and has won many awards in her photography, printmaking, fiber and encaustic works. She is a forever student in the arts and has taken/taught workshops in marbleizing, encaustic, fiber art, and letter press.