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Batik Effects using Prismacolor & Watercolor Workshop with Ruth Glenn Little, September 23rd, 2012

"Caterpillar for Lunch" by Ruth Glenn Little

Batik Effects using Prismacolor & Watercolor Workshop
with Ruth Glenn Little
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 
11 am to 4 pm
$75 for the 1 day workshop

"Zebra Swallowtail"
by Ruth Glenn Little
  Create batik on paper using Prismacolor pencils and watercolor on Rives BFK paper. Ruth Little will teach you how to do this innovative process she developed after being inspired by what she learned about batik while living in Indonesia* (please see Ruth's note below) for several years. The workshop will focus on creating various aspects of this batiking effect with participants making a series of small simple color pencil resist drawings and applying watercolor to develop, explore an understanding of possibilities and potential of this technique.

Please register for Ruth's Workshop by calling the
Seattle Store at: 206-223-9599

* "I lived in Indonesia and worked with batik for a couple of years. I always want to achieving a batik look in a painting and found I could using a wax resist just as they do when making batik on cloth but using paper. I do a drawing on Rives BFK lightweight paper and apply Prisma Colored Pencils which have a wax base that resists when watercolor is applied. I create a drawing and define image values with colored pencil. The next step is to dip the paper in water and wad it into a ball to distress the paper. While wet I apply the watercolor washes. The effect of the distressed paper provides the batik crackle appearance as the pigment is drawn to the damaged lines of the paper. I enjoy this process and the results I can achieve."   -Ruth Glenn Little

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