Batik Fundamentals -- Fall, 2018

BatikBatik originated in Indonesia and utilizes a wax resist and dye process that allows multiple layers of pattern and design to emerge on textiles. In this class, we will dive in and explore the art, history, technique and personal experience of the batik craft. Students will gain a basic knowledge of overdye batik using melted beeswax, brushes and traditional tjanting tools while making two items of clothing and two wall hangings. Students will bring their own two items of clothing; all other supplies and materials are included in the registration fee.

Instructor:  Berkeley Brown
Enrollment:  8
Date:  Mondays,  Oct. 15 - Nov. 17 (6 weeks)    *Last class held at artist's home studio (Ashe Co.) on Saturday Nov. 17 (11:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Time:   6:00 pm -- 8:30 pm
Cost:   $185
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 41


Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

  • FALL SESSION: August 10 at noon
  • Batik classSPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Berkeley Brown has been a professional batik artist for over sixteen years.  She is self taught, learning mostly from what has and has not worked.  She loves her craft and is excited about sharing it!

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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