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Kate Warthen Lecture: Batik Painting – Ancient vs Modern
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: March 11, 2017 - 12:30 pm
Location: Roosevelt Room Q-80, Campbell Community Center, West Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA, United States
Description: Batik is the ancient decorative art of creating designs on fabric using dyes along with a “resist” such as melted beeswax. The oldest known examples are on Japanese silk screens from the Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618). Today, batik is mostly associated with Indonesia, which maintains a vibrant culture of batik producers.
Kate’s experience and many years of painting in watercolor find new expression in batik. Batik shares with watercolor the free flowing transparency of watercolor and the ability to layer colors. The welcome contribution of wax to act as a resist to the flowing color, allows for a clear definition of space without sacrificing the freshness and looseness of watercolor.
Roosevelt Room – Q-80
Free for members; $5 guests at door