Batik Egg Workshop(s)

River’s Edge – Cleveland, Ohio

$365.00 for overnight guests at the River’s Edge

$140.00 for local/commuters

*Overnight workshop guest’s accommodations include 3 nights in a single room, dinner the day of arrival, then breakfast, lunch and dinner the following days.  also, the use of the indoor pool and several chapels and the facility grounds (nearthe Cleveland metro parks).  Please check out the venue link to view a few photos and more information.

*Commuters are responsible for the cost of their meals and have full access to the dining  facilities (check out the menu options) and can use the indoor pool and facility grounds and chapels.

 

In this workshop we will discuss and practice some nontraditional pysanky techniques.  We will talk about color choice, placement and basic color theory.   We will also talk about elements of design and how these may be used to help you create your own complete and harmonious design.    Some experience or knowledge with the batik method of dyeing that is a wax resist process will be helpful to participate in the workshop. 

You will be challenged to step out of your artistic comfort zone with some fun and creative learning activities as well as several demos including:  preparing and sanding a goose egg, using the egg lathe and quilling strips to draw a grid on your egg, shading/blending of dyes to create many interesting color effects and a varnishing demo using a spray finish. 

     In this workshop you will be encouraged to think outside of the box and challenge yourself to experiment and play with color and design.   There will be two egg projects to complete.  The first egg project will be practicing color placement and the shading or blending technique and color effects.  The second egg project will begin with sketching out your own design on graph paper.   For this project each student will be given a small white box that will contain several random objects in it.  These objects will be use as inspiration to create a complete egg design. 

 

**please contact me with any questions concerning what to bring/supplies or materials needed.  I will update the as needed or requested**

Thanks, mark