Experimenting with batik and watercolor

This week’s Environment group learned batik – a technique of blocking out areas of a cloth by drawing with hot wax, then dying the cloth. The wax drawings resist the dye and remain the original color of the cloth. While their work was setting in the dye, students learned about the quilting work and design process of the artists and quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend.

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The Identity group augmented and finalized the drawings they made last week, using watercolor pens and collage to add depth and texture to their detailed imagery.

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