Summer camp week one

Morning class: This week kids are learning Batik technique. Batik is both an art and a craft, which is becoming more popular and well known in the West as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there. The word batik originates from the Javanese tik and means to dot.

Day 1 – Designing the pattern

Batik day1a

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Day 2 – Stretching the fabric and outlining the design

Batik day2

Last day of camp

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