Batik Fundamentals -- Not Offered Spring 2020


Batik 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.  New students will gain a basic knowledge of overdye batik using beeswax, brushes and tjanting tools.  Returning students will have the opportunity to further develop their wax and design skills.  Participants will be able to make two items of clothing or housewares (that they provide) and two wall hangings (included in registration fee).

Instructor:  Berkeley Brown
Enrollment:  10
Cost:   $250
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 41


  • REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date.
  • Batik classFALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION 2020:  December 2 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2020:  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 1 week 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 Elizabeth Fields 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 Elizabeth Fields at 828-262-2944 or email

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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