Silk Dye with Batik


12:00-3:00 p.m.

Learn batik, wax resist techniques, with soy wax and combine it with basic shibori methods, like folding and twisting, to create unique patterns and textures on silk. Each student will receive 2 long silk scarves with the price of enrollment; more can be purchased during the workshop. 

Age 14+

$45 ($40 members)


About the instructor:

Patty Aker has worn many hats at the Arts Center: member, volunteer, docent, and instructor. Her current work as a fiber artist sprang from a commission for a baptismal banner for her church that spurred a successful business venture with silk, Gaelic Sands. Her favorite part of the Arts Center? “It surrounds me with enthusiastic art-centered people and provides me with drive, opportunities, and inspiration for my work.” Painting and sharing art experiences, learning new techniques, and teaching silk painting workshops are a crucial part of her world.



Registration Policy:
Early registration is advised as classes and camps can fill quickly. Classes without a minimum enrollment one week prior to the start date will be canceled. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified a week in advance and will receive a full refund. Places are held only upon receipt of full tuition. Tuition is refundable to an Arts Center gift card minus a $15 processing fee per class up to seven days before a class is to begin. Tuition is nonrefundable after that time. Supplies and equipment costs are included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.