Watercolor batik classes in Raleigh/Cary, NC

Do you want to learn the art of watercolor batik?

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Watercolor batik painting on rice paper of sun’s rays shining through forest


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 a 12×16” batik painting in the class.

Watercolor batik on rice paper of Stonehenge- UK by Raleigh, NC artist Ryan Fox

Irons, 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.  Lightboxes will be provided for transferring images to rice paper.

To see more of Ryan’s work, visit his website at:


Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

When: February 1 (session 1), February 15 (session 2).

Both sessions have the same curriculum.

Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Price: $75 each session. Max. 6 students per session

Supply list sent after registration

Contact Monica at eventsWAG@gmail.com to register

Place: Art Bar Raleigh

When: February 28th 

Time:  6-9pm

Price: $75.  Max 8 students per class

Contact:  ArtBarRaleigh@gmail.com



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