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Batik Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about one of the oldest crafts – batik. Explore the origins of batik, find out how it is is being used today, and learn how to replicate the effect in safe, kid-friendly ways in the classroom. Includes images, activities, and videos.

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Walk through each step of the process of making batik.
Explore the history of batik. Trace its roots from the Far East, to modern day imitation productions. Look more in depth at Batik in China, Africa, and the Ukraine.
Learn simple steps to creating your own batik. (Total Running Time: 3:37) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn the basics of creating batik artworks and discover what tools you will need to begin this process. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site links to a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn more about the origins of batik, look at the selection and preparation of the cloth, find out about batik design tools, get an overview of the design process, learn about special treatments to the cloth and view some of the traditional batik designs. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site links to a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
This video looks at Indonesian batik: where it started, what batik means, what the process involves, the types of batik, and the batik tradition and legacy. (Total Running Time: 7:06) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Video of artist giving free batik lessons to children still traumatized by the earthquake. (Total Running Time: 1:57) NOTE: This site links to a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Follow this story of Indonesian craftsmen creating batik art using wood. (Total Running Time: 2:01) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Video of a batik factory in Java, Indonesia. (Total Running Time: 2:45) NOTE: This site links to a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Explore this pictorial account of the production of batik tulles.
Discover how to use the batik pool dyeing technique to create interesting, new artwork. (Total Running Time: 5:47) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn how to replicate the batik dye look using paints for a safer alternative for younger students. (Total Running Time: 4:16) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Follow along step-by-step as "that artist woman" shows you how to do a kid-friendly method of batik with kids using Elmer's Washable School Gel Glue. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn how to create a fabric batik look in your classroom using Elmer's washable glue and premium-grade tempera paints. (Total Running Time: 10:19) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Use this glue method for creating a batik-like effect on a t-shirt. (Total Running Time: 4:26) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn how to create a batik technique using VersaMark, embossing powder and stamps. (Total Running Time: 5:22) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
This activity is perfect for your older student: have them create their own no-wax batik designed shirt. (Total Running Time: 3:48) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
This lesson, geared for grades 4-6, uses non-traditional methods to create a batik-like effect. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Use crayons and watercolors to simulate a batik-like effect that is low-cost and kid-friendly. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Follow along as Ms. Sorley makes an adrinka batik quilt using traditional designs from Ghana. (Total Running Time: 3:25) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn how to create postcards using beeswax and cookies cutters to replicate a batik design on glossy paper. (Total Running Time: 8:16) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)

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