Children’s Batik workshop with Jamie Lynch
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Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is hosting an art workshop for children ages eight and above on the weekend of August 7th and 8th. Art educator Jamie Lynch will teach a two-part Batik print workshop on Saturday, August 7th from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, August 8th from 1p.m. - 3p.m. The workshop will take place at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Southall-Moore House which has just undergone extensive repairs and upgrades funded by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the City of Florence. Participants will learn how to dye cloth and create patterns using the batik wax resist method.
Batik is an art medium and methodology for creating vibrant and colorful designs using wax and dyes, usually on cloth. Although the exact origins of the batik process have not been determined, evidence of early examples of batik have been found in the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia, and India from over 2,000 years ago; it is likely that the craft spread from Asia to the islands of the Malay Archipelago and west to the Middle East along the caravan trading route.
Jamie Lynch has been an art educator in the Shoals for over twenty years, she has taught at both Muscle Shoals and Florence city schools. She currently teaches art lessons from the Sunflower Studio, her studio space at the Southall-Moore House.
The $20 workshop fee includes instruction and all materials and tools. Registration for the workshop can be made online at:
Call 256-760-6379 for more information.