Modern Batik: Expressive Explorations

Modern Batik is a technique where wax is applied to fabric using water-soluble dyes. The Modern Batik technique is a revolutionary repackaged application that enhances the detail of an image on fabric using wax and dyes. The effect that can be achieved through resistant dyeing often results in amazing, unpredictable textures and tones.

The main goal, when working with Modern Batik art, is to enjoy the medium and allow the versatility of wax and dyes to reveal itself gradually on fabric. The Modern Batik technique is fun and easy to experiment with.

In Modern Batik: Expressive Explorations for Kids, students will get an open introduction and opportunity to explore the Modern Batik medium as outlined above.

A break will be provided mid-way through the class.


In-Person Class

Ages: 9+

Dates: Monday - August 22, 2022  Class Full

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Sessions: 1

Price: $100 for non-members

Materials: Included

Skill Level: Beginner

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What Students will Learn

  • Know and understand the technical application of Modern Batik Art technique and produce fabric products in a production design setting
  • Be able to differentiate between Classic Batik and Modern Batik
  • Be able to follow the step-by-step process required in creating a Modern Batik art piece, by utilizing the tonal and shading technique
  • Create a one of a kind piece displaying the techniques and skills learned throughout the class

About the Instructor

Deon Best

Deon Best is a multidisciplinary Brampton artist with a background in Graphic Design, Digital & Traditional Art. Deon Best’s portfolio covers a wide range of artistic mediums, including his main focus - Modern Batik Art. As an Artist & Instructor, Deon Best has taught over 350 students across Ontario through numerous art workshops, classes & camps. As the premiere Modern Batik artist in Canada, Deon Best has taught Modern Batik to all ages and skill levels over the last twelve years! Utilizing his talents for charitable works and the positive empowerment of students through art is a passion for Deon! Come join the adventure!