Watercolor Batik Workshop- Learn to create colorful batik artwork

Watercolor Batik Workshop

Feb. 25-26th 2023

Anchorlight Studios

1407 S. Bloodworth St.

Raleigh, NC 27610

$250 for both days


To register:
(919) 645-8345

Learn a new painting technique using the batik method with watercolor.  Watercolor batik is the process of using traditional watercolor paint and wax to create unique and beautiful batik-style paintings on Japanese rice paper.  This process is similar to the age old technique where melted wax is applied to fabric as a resist and then the fabric is dipped in dye.

Students will begin the process with a drawing and then learn to create highlights and shadows, as well as how to mask areas of the project with wax.

This class is suitable for both beginner and experienced painters with little or no watercolor experience.  Artists will create several 12×16” batik paintings in the class.

Irons, rice paper, electric skillets, newspapers, wax, and brushes for applying wax will be provided.  Artists will need to bring watercolor paints, brushes, and suitable clothing (wax does drip and sometimes ends up on clothing).   

Artists can use reference photographs provided for their drawings or are welcome to bring a high contrast photograph or line drawing to transfer to rice paper. 

To register:

Contact Ryan at ryan@rfoxphoto.com or (919) 645-8345

Watercolor batik painting of Spanish Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas- Cusco, Peru.  Original painting 12x16"
Cusco Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas at dusk- Peru. Cathedral on Plaza de Armas Incan watercolor painting Peru artwork
Fine art watercolor batik painting of historic Cape Hatteras lighthouse- Outer Banks, North Carolina
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Watercolor batik painting on rice paper of statues on Charles Bridge in medieval city of Prague- Czech Republic. Painted by Raleigh, NC artist Ryan Fox