Teaching and Activities
Discover what batik is, where it originated, and begin to learn the techniques needed to make your own batik fabric.
- Recap on the many reasons for changes in British clothing over the past 1000 years and explore the influence of the fabric art of batik.
- Explore the technique of wax resist on paper using wax crayons and watercolour paints considering the effect of blending adjoining colours on the colour wheel.
- Experiment with batik techniques using a canting tool and melted wax on cotton fabric.
- Learn what is meant by batik, what it looks like and how it is done.
- Learn how the technique of wax resist on paper is very similar to batik.
- Explore different effects using wax resist.
- Understand the colour wheel and how adjoining colours can blend to give a pleasing effect.
- Experiment with a canting tool and melted wax on a piece of practice fabric to learn batik techniques.