Silk, cotton painting without steaming: Indonesian Batik Art
What you'll learn
- A complete guide for beginners to Indonesian Batik Art, step by step from start to finish.
- Paint on all natural fabrics without having to steam your fabric to set the dyes.
- Choose and prepare the fabric before painting and stretch the fabric onto the stretcher frame.
- Create your own designs and patterns from scratch (from drawing with pencil on paper, to trace the design onto the fabric).
- Mix the right mixture of Batik wax, prepare the wax pot. Recommendation of the best wax pot.
- Learn to use the traditional tjanting spouted-tools (wax pens), brushes, and stamp to apply hot wax on the fabrics.
- Mix 12 colors or more from only 3 primary dye colors (red, yellow, blue) and black.
- Learn to paint on fabric using brushes, dye the fabric in a dye bath. How to reactive old dyes.
- Remove the wax from the fabric by ironing or boiling techniques.
- An easy way to creating a design that’s easy for anyone to learn. A system to create your designs or any imaginable objects, on fabrics.
- Different approaches to creating a design or pattern to see what works best for you.
- Turn mistakes to your advantages.
- Know the different kind of stretcher frames and what each one is best used for.
- Learn to paint on silk, cotton and all natural fabrics using this ancient techniques.
- At the end of the course, you'll be able to make 3 items: a wearable silk scarf, a cotton placemat for your dining table, and a cotton fabric for home decor.
- For advanced students, you'll be able to turn your closet into a fashion bonanza, by painting on large size of fabrics using Batik Art.
- Be able to make endless idea of products e.g., tablecloth, placemat, curtain, pillowcase, cotton handbag, or any fabric decoration items you can think of.
- No previous experience is necessary.
- You'll need some art supplies. See the list of materials video for specific instructions.
I've been working with silk, cotton and many types of fabric materials since the last six years. I studied the different kinds of fibers, the differences between silk dyes and silk paints, the differences between textile paints and silk paints, how to use acrylic in replacement for textile paints, which is the fundamental information for successful textile and fabric artists.
The more I work with silk and fabric painting, the more I love it. Not only for its vibrant colors, but also for its feminine with a wide range of products from silk scarves, silk kimono jackets, silk paintings, cotton paintings, linen paintings, to home deco items; as well as its flexibility when it comes to many different painting techniques, for example: using water, salt, sugar, alcohol, ink, dye, paint, dilutant, anti-fusant, or thickener and other tools to create patterns like using needle and threads in Japanese Shibori technique, other techniques such as tie and dye, ice and dye, or adding embroidery.
There are literally hundred of ways to paint on fabrics. And the techniques also various from painting on naturals fibres compare to synthetic ones.
In this online workshop: ”Silk, cotton painting without steaming: Indonesian Batik Art”, I'll guide you how to create your colorful and intricate silk and cotton fabrics using the most simple way of Indonesian Batik Art. Applying this technique, you'll then be able to paint on all natural fabrics you can find in the market, or may already have at home.
As you can predict from the course title, yes, there is no fabrics steaming process required for this lovely technique, which is saving me a lot of time creating my works, and I cannot wait to share them with you.
After completing this course, you'll be able to create these 3 items: (you can choose any natural fabric of your choice)
1. A wearable silk habotai scarf 8mm.
2. A cotton placemat for your dining table.
3. A cotton fabric for decoration or experiment purposes.
I have break down the course into 30 small videos.
In each video/ step, I'll guide you thoroughly from choosing and preparing your fabrics, creating your own designs (from pencil drawing on paper to tracing your designs) onto the fabrics, how to choose and prepare your stretcher frames, learn the differences between plastic frame and wooden frame, then how to stretch your fabrics onto each frame.
You'll be able to choose the wax mixture and the wax pot, how to prepare the wax pot at the right temperature for each fabric, how to use tjanting spouted-tool (wax pen), how to use brushes for painting dyes or to applying wax on fabrics.
You'll also be able to mix 12 dye colors or more using a simple color chart, how to dye your fabrics in a dye bath, how to reactivate old dyes without wasting it, then how to remove wax completely, and finally making your products ready to be used.
At the end of the course, you can make absolutely endless ideas of products of your choice, on your own, from wearing to decorating, to traditional paintings using this beautiful Batik Art techniques.
I'm looking forward to seeing you and exploring this wonderful Art journey together!
Who this course is for:
- Art lovers from absolute beginners to experienced artists, who want to learn or master Batik technique.
- Textile designers, fashion designers, and tailors who want to create their own fashion line from hand painted fabrics.
- Students wanting to learn a creative skill or hobby that's built on the basic of fabric paintings.
- Students who want to make their own products, from silk scarves, silk paintings, fabric paintings, to home decor items and so on.
Deep down each of us, I believe that we all have a hidden talent, a beautiful gift, our own bit of genius, a sleeping giant within us is waiting to be waken up. And if you're still looking for it, don't stop. It might just be right there waiting to be tapped.
If you want to make a change in your life and don't know where to start, why don't you try to learn something new? It may board your view and understanding of the subjects which you've always been curious about, and help you finding out your interests in profound knowledge.
What's more wonderful than waking up everyday and be able to do what you love and helping others at the same time?
Hi, I'm Luna Nguyen, a self-taught artist, art teacher and cooking instructor. I'm in love with what I do, and that included creating handmade art and crafts, cooking and writing. I'm passionate about teaching, sharing the creativity knowledge and my cooking experience which I've learned and developed over time.
Six years ago, I went through a big depression, it was when I asked myself many questions: What can I do to make my life better? What do I like to do, even without being paid? What am I good at? And from asking the right questions, I found the right answers. I remember as a kid, I always spent lots of time drawing, painting, and writing. That also was the moment I started to paint again.
Soon after, most of my paintings were exhibited and sold in many different art galleries and exhibitions, from Asia to the Middle East, and further to Europe, as well as the USA.
Since 2017, I've been teaching Silk painting, Fabric painting, Batik Art and other art classes included Embroidery and Silver-clay art and many Vietnamese traditional cooking dishes - in person, and online via Zoom or Skype - from individuals to all different size of groups internationally. I teach in company events, school art departments, art centers, team buildings for corporations. Some of my clients are included Chanel, Gulf Business Training Center, Online Training Platform Skilldeer, Art Universities, and other Art and Cooking centers in The Netherlands, Sweden, and now giving my online workshops globally.
My life has changed forever, from being depressed to being the best version of myself, doing what I love. My Art journey allowed me to inspire and help my students in learning the knowledge that they've always wanted to learn, the painting outcomes that they want to achieve, a new painting technique or cooking skill that they didn't see anywhere else, and then finally is to find the purpose and courage to actually start doing it whether having a new hobby or starting a new business.
I've empowered hundreds of participants to find their new painting techniques, to improve their cooking skills, to create their handmade home decor items, to be able to create their own fashion line, to make their own collection of silk scarves, or to bring their fabric paintings to the next level with handmade embroidery and a new way of a contemporary approach.
Moreover, what ultimately makes me truly happy is when people discovering their hidden talent, finding their passion when they see the great creativeness and the ability to accelerate which they didn't know are existed - within themselves - always.
Because of that motivation and the love for people, in the last six years I've been consistently learning and developing my knowledge and dedicated myself to do just that: Learn, teach, help, and inspire.
If you are excited and ready to learn a new painting skill, specific in silk, cotton, and other fabrics painting, or to learn and cook authentic Vietnamese food, to awaken the giant within you through the beautiful way with Art, to be the best version of yourself and to do what you love, I am ready to help!
Here are some of my student's reviews:
"Luna made the silk painting classes very enjoyable and fun. The lessons were taught in good detail and I have learned a lot of new techniques: how to apply paints, how to add many different textures. I also learned how to use stencils, how to make different color tones, how to apply colors to my designs. She was very helpful and clear. She helped and showed me how to improve my art and make it interesting. At first, I booked only one class to try out and ended up booking eight classes in total. I had a great time. The instructor is very helpful and very good. My favorite teacher." - Mamta.
"What a great way to learn to paint on silk for someone with no experience at all. Luna is very patient and she guided me every step of the way. I ended up making a spectacular piece of art. I'll definitely be coming back to learn more. Thank you, Luna. " -Natalie.
"Thank you for your amazing workshop about the Art of Batik design and staining. In these two consecutive days of online course, all our attended participants have enjoyed the Indonesian Batik art class. Please keep up the great job." - Gulf Business Network Training Center.
"Luna is a very passionate and professional teacher. I had a great experience. She answered all my questions about silk paintings. She explained everything in detail and supported me in making my first silk painting." - Galyna.
"It was an amazing experience of painting with Luna. She is an excellent teacher explaining every detail about her painting. Her technique of painting is unique and relaxing. The final result of painting on silk was truly satisfying for me." - Rakshanda.
"I have attended Luna’s class it was such an amazing experience she is very calm very friendly and talented. The class was very therapeutic and fun at the same time. I enjoyed learning new techniques in painting. Time passed so quickly and I had so much fun. She is really gifted and an amazing person to learn from." -Latifa.
"I'm very happy to meet the instructor. She is very straightforward in her teaching. The best class for the Vietnamese cuisines. She treated me like a long-time friend. I had the best time." - Hawa.
"Luna loves cooking and sharing her know-how. Passion for good food. The banh pho was really good! Will come back." - Regis.
"Luna is an excellent instructor, very good in her field, interesting and very friendly. I truly don't regret meeting her. God bless you, Luna. I believe this lesson will transform my cooking career." - Charity.
"Luna was very accommodating and super friendly. The class was very informative and she made sure to involve us in every step of the class. We enjoyed a delicious and authentic Pho. Thank you." - Kim.
"Luna was excellent in leading a Spring Roll making class for our company over zoom. She explained all the steps well and was very patient when we were getting them wrong. Every single member of our team ended the class with fresh spring rolls at home, it was amazing" - Rachel.