Monday, October 24, 2011

Form V Q-Set, Batik Work.

Form V Q-Set Art pupils are experimenting with a different type of Batik. The traditional technique which requires the use of wax and dye with fabric has been replaced with plain old paint and a mixture of flour and water which mimics the resistance of the wax.
Posted below are a couple of test strips. The test strips allow the pupils to figure out the limits of these less traditional materials, for example, the correct consistency of paint, the ratio of water to flour, the thickness of the lines, the viscosity of the flour and water mixture etc. The results are quite effective.

Dena Al-Hamdan

Constantin Beissel von Gymnich

The pupils have now begun more developed compositions which are showing great potential.

Julia Xie

Dena Al-Hamdan