A pattern will be provided for each artist to trace with waterproof pen onto Japanese Rice Paper provided by Instructor. Each step will be demonstrated as subject is painted, using the value method, to stages shown on the one-page, illustrated and easy to follow Instruction Sheet.
After Initial Waxing of all painted areas, background is painted in and painting is dried completely before going to the final waxing and Batik Wash.
All Wax is ironed out of the painting and final Batik is mounted to ½ sheet water color paper provided by artist.
Artists are encouraged to use their own palate to make it their artwork. Instructor’s goal is for every artist to have the knowledge to create their own pattern by the end of the workshop
With studios in Harahan, LA and Foley AL, Jan enjoys painting portraits of people, places and things in watercolor and acrylic. She loves to experiment and her years of study and experience are shared with students in both medium. Her award-winning watercolors earned a Lifetime Signature Membership in the Louisiana Watercolor Society as well as the New Orleans Art Association. Her vast travels provide a plethora of photo references. Jan has had the honor of conducting art workshops as well as judging art competitions in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia. She conducts regular Watercolor Instant Batik Workshops to beginners as well as advanced artists. Visit https://janwilken.com/ to learn more!