One Day Batik Workshop

from 10am to 4.30pm

Spend the day learning the art of batik. We will be applying wax onto fabric and painting with silk dyes before reapplying wax and dip-dyeing in a dye bath.

The maximum class size is 10 people so there will be plenty of opportunity for individual tuition.

You will go away with your own individual piece of batik plus instructions on how to finish it to make a beautiful picture.

Suitable for: beginners and those with some experience – adults and young people over 11 (accompanied by an adult).

Cost: £65 per day including all materials and tea/coffee & biscuits. Please bring lunch or enjoy our lovely City Farm Café

How to book: email or phone 07759 033 981.

Please note there is a minimum of 6 per class. A full refund will be provided if a class does not reach this minimum number.

Batik of puffins on a rockAbout Jo Whiteland

Jo discovered her passion for batik whilst working with artists in Kota Baharu on the east coast of Malaysia in 1991. On returning to the UK she moved to Bristol and developed her own style of batik, repeating motifs to give the works life, depth and a sense of movement. The natural world provides an unlimited source of inspiration – the dynamics and tensions between different bird or animal groups are often a reflection of human social interactions. She works on white cotton fabric using traditional wax pens, wax and dyes building up layers to give depth and colour. 

Jo has exhibited widely in the West Country and at SWLA open exhibition in London.  Her numerous commissions include several health centres, Swift Computing and private clients.  She also teaches batik and runs community and school workshops producing large batik banners.