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Re: batik help needed

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vala vinogradoff (vala)
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 09:18:36 +0930

Why don't you use wax crayons with hand towel paper.
Draw basic pattern on paper, then dip it into dye. Absorb dye with newspaper,
let it dry, then add any other pattern, repeat etc. Iron it out between
newsprint or newspaper.
I have used this as an introduction to batic, designing wrapping paper. It is
not messy and enables students to achieve success without much mess. It is
also easier for students who may have difficulty with manipulative skills to
grasp thick crayons.

bkingman wrote:

> good question. I would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has
> done batik with elementary grades--helpful hints on purchasing of
> supplies, and the steps in the process. I have done it with high school
> students(when i was student teaching a while back), but am wondering how
> it would go with 5th or 6th graders.
> thanks for any suggestions.
> Holly
> On Thu, 26 Mar 1998 17:17:43 -0700 Ruth Wilson <RWilson>
> writes:
> >Has anyone had luck teachng batik to 5th and 6th graders using a
> >tjanting tool to make wax lines on the cloth? Has anyone used
> >something
> >to get the wax lines on that works easily. I've tried a brush and it
> >was
> >okay but not great. The tjanting tool seems so hard to conrol for
> >kids.
> >Ruth
> >
> >
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Vala Vinogradoff
Manager:Equity & Visual Arts Programs
Technology School of the Future
Module 4, Endeavour House
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