Watercolor Batik with Carole Hunnes-Nielsen
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    Daily, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Age Range

    16 - no maximum age

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    $265.00 (become a member)

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    Watercolor batik is an amazing resist technique that combines painting with watercolor and melted wax on rice paper.  Batik creates a loose look that cannot be achieved with traditional watercolor methods. 

    This technique will change the way you paint. It is a process of painting in alternating layers of paint and melted wax. The step of cracking the wax and applying the last layer of paint creates the batik effect. The final step is removing the wax to reveal the beautiful painting you have created.

    This class will begin with a planned design to lead you through learning the process with an explanation and demonstration at each step. We will then progress to designing our own paintings by planning the values and trying out color schemes. You will be given the opportunity to use a variety of textured and colored papers to experiment with during the second day of the workshop. 

    We will learn various ways of using a tjanting tool, exploring negative painting, and creating hard and soft edges. We will explore the use of collage and watercolor pencils with batik. We will learn helpful ways to repair holes and tears in the paper and how to tweak areas to improve your finished paintings. 

    You will also learn how to prepare your paintings for framing with a traditional mat. You will have the option of mounting a painting on a gallery-wrapped canvas for an amazing look that does not require a mat or frame.

    paintings by carole hunnes-nielsen


    Watercolor batik combines the fun and spontaneity of watercolors with the intricacy and vibrancy of wax resist to create beautiful artwork. Wax is used as a resist in painting, blocking the areas that are not intended to receive paint. The color is applied to the waxed area, creating a uniquely rich, warm and textured effect.



    This course is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students.
    There are no prerequisites and all skill levels are welcome.

    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts
    Mixed Media

    Carole Hunnes-Nielsen

    Cancellation Policy for Petoskey Classes (In-Person)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    When Public Schools of Petoskey are closed due to inclement weather, CTAC-Petoskey classes are cancelled. We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Workshops and one-time classes will be handled on a per-class basis. School of Ballet students are asked to make up the missed class in an alternate session approved by their instructor.

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    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)